The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Here’s an intermediate lesson on how to play this amazing tune by Charlie Daniels. I’ll show you how to play the opening riff as well as Johnny’s solo
The song was included on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack and became a huge cross-over hit. I’m tempted to say that it was a hit because it included elements of rock, country, funk, and even heavy metal. But when it comes down to to it, it’s just a great story-song.
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The tune is in D minor. Warm up with D Dorian or Aeolian modes as well as F Major.
D Major scale: D0-1-2-3-A0-1-2-3 | E0-1-L2-3-4
D Aeolian scale: D0-1-L2-3-A0-L1-L2-3
F Major scale: DL2-3-A0-L1-L2-3-E0-L1
Review and practice the scales if you need:
- D and A Dorian Scale Practice
- New Lesson post: Fiddler’s Playground #2: String Crossing on D Dorian
- F Major Scale Variations
- Tunes Transposed to F Major
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Full audio tracks
first line: A3-L2-3-E0-L1 L1-L2-3 3-L4-3-L2-L1-0The remaining tabs are available to All-access users.
Full sheet music
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Multi-tempo full audio tracks
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