Devil Comes Back to Georgia

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    fkuhl159
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    I have recently been trying to figure out how to play the fiddle breaks in the Devil Comes Back to Georgia.  If anyone hasn’t hear the sequel to the Original Charlie Daniels classic, it is well worth a listen.    The first couple breaks are easy enough when you break them down and seems like if you focus on basic rhythm techniques they are easier than they sound when he plays it at the speed of lightning.   I can’t for the life of me figure out what he is doing in the last break.   Does anyone know what he is doing with the quick string changes and does anyone know what that type of ornamentation or bowing is called?  I would like to practice it to be able to play the break but I don’t even know where to begin.

    #62967
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    The lesson is here at blue grass daddy !

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/the-devil-went-down-to-georgia-fiddle-lesson/

    #62976
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    different songs/breaks Steve…

     

     

     

    #62977
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Sounds to me like the last break is simply “double-time” on the majority of notes.

    I do hear a shuffle with one high note and 3 drone notes in it with the high note descending one more note down the scale each time it’s played.

    I played a similar lick (shuffle-wise) at about 1:46 on the tune linked below. I’m ascending on each high note though instead of descending.

    hope this helps some…

    #62997

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks Dave, that is very close to what is going on. It’s sort of a triple-double-shuffle starting on the higher note. Mark is not playing a clear pattern though.

    Frank, click on the image of the music I uploaded below the video. It should at least get you started!

    #63050

    fkuhl159
    Participant

    Thanks a lot for the help guys.   I’ve been working on this for a while now.  Wow-Sequel 1 looks to be even harder than I initially thought!!

    #63161

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hope to hear you play it someday!

    #63167
    cricket
    cricket
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    Yes, put it on the Lion’s Den for us when you’re ready.  Nice playing on your video example, Dave.

    #63175
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
    Participant

    Sounding real good, Dave. Thanks for posting.

    #63200
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Thanks, I posted this here last year…just thought it might help with the question as I’m playing quite slow, and it can be slowed down even more on youtube.

     

     

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