Guitar Tab Dont Think Twice- Intermediate
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- Dont Think Twice Rhythm
In this lesson of Guitar Tabs from Ultimate Guitar OnLine we will show you great solid intermediate fingerstyle version of the classic Bob Dylan song Dont Think Twice it's Alright. This can be played in the very classical fingerstyle arrangement as we have studied before. Add this you your collection and start to see your guitar-playing abilities increase.
As time permits I will publish additional arrangements of this tune, just to show you what you can do with it, adding ornamentation to the song, changing the timing and re-arranging the tune.
If you have already mastered Blowin' in the Wind and Freight Train, this song will be very easy for you to memorize, you just have to solidly get the tune into your head and master the chord patterns and that is it. There is nothing out-of-the-ordinary here, with the exception of one rather nice bass run. Practice slowly and nail your rhythm and syncopation and you will have it down.
This lesson is available in the following formats:
Don't Think Twice Intermediate Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you!
Don't Think Twice Intermediate - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you !
The rhythm for this song is located on the second track of the Guitar Pro file above. It lists a
All of these files were authored in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. This is the favorite tab and notation authoring software for us here at Ultimate Guitar OnLine. It is filled with features and is simple to use - even without a manual. It is compatible with PC and Mac. We use it on the Mac here and it is a pleasure to use. To see a full review click HERE. Otherwise if you would like to try a free copy of it, you can download the demo HERE and use it for 15 days.
Guitar Tab Notes on the lesson:
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Ultimate Guitar Tab Tips on This Selection:
The most difficult portion of this song for you will definitely be the bar chords of the F Major and G#7 chords. Trying to get all of the notes of these chords to right clearly is a bit of a challenge. The best way to accomplish this is to adjust your index finger bar upward or downward until all of the notes are clear. Them play all of your bar chords in exactly that form.
One of the nicest licks in this song is the transitional bass run in the 8th and 9th measures. Be sure to practice this until all notes sound cleanly and ring clearly through the entire 2-measure run.
If you really want to see how this song arrangement was put together, see our lesson on Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangements. We will take you through the Alternating Bass Arrangement, Rhythm Arrangement, Lead Guitar Arrangement and finally the Accompaniment Arrangement for Don't Think Twice. These lessons will show you in detail just how to arrange a typical fingerstyle song such as this.
Once you have this song practiced to a point where you can play it smoothly without any breaks in rhythm, try to what I call, humanize it a bit by varying the syncopation just a bit and removing the strict timing that the Guitar Pro file exhibits. (note that you can select the humanize tool in Guitar Pro to do this as well).
Guitar Pro has a really cool feature called speed trainer. you can set a loop of accompaniment chords to be played and after each loop the speed increased by a percent that you specify. I love this feature and it gives you milestone very clearly as to you speed conditioning.
Each quarter note = one beat in the measure so there are 4 quarter notes in just about every measure.
Memorize Your Ultimate Guitar Tab:
Make sure to memorize your songs. What is the easiest way to do this? Unless you have perfect pitch, you will have to learn one section or measure at a time. Once you can play flawlessly move on to the next measure and add it to what you have memorized. Continue this and make sure you can play the first half of the song, including the second ending.
Once you have the first half memorized, move on to the second half, doing the same thing with the second half of the song.