Devil Went Down to Georgia – Speedup!


If you want to play a song faster, start by speeding up a small chunk. We’ll practice with a key riff from “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”

Learning Steps

In the video I’m speeding up by 10 bpm each repetition. However I recommend more like 3-5 bpm for students. You want to get to the point where you’re working at your edge. Try to speed up a tune a little bit every day.

As people go faster, they tend to use more energy and force. Do the opposite. Use less energy and force as you go faster.

It helps to breathe and relax the body!

A counterintuitive approach to playing faster is to play it “ridicu-slow”.

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Further learning

The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Slow Down To Speed Up

Seven Ways To Play Faster On The Fiddle

Playing Faster Workshop

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