Free Guitar Tabs
Devil's Dream

Free guitar tabs plus standard notation for violin!  And now with a TWO-PAGE version for easier reading.

This song is FUN! Fiddlers love mastering the famous "circle" pattern which crops up with the first Bm chord and starts again with the next A chord. 

And this is a great song for guitarists and fiddlers to get together on! Check out the video below (which has some differences from my melody):


Here is what the new two-page arrangement looks like - very spread out and easy to read:



Here is the one-page arrangement:

Free Guitar Tabs Devils Dream

A lot of beginner guitar players don't "get" the down-up-down-up stroking of flat-picking unless they are shown.

They may hear a song, acquire the guitar tabs, and start to play it, but with every pick stroke going down instead of down then up.

This is too slow, of course. 

So Devil's Dream, with almost the entire melody made up of eighth notes, is perfect for polishing that down-up-down-up technique.

Quarter notes = down; 2 eighth notes in a row are down-up. A dotted quarter followed by an eighth will be a down, then an up.

A very fun but tricky part comes in measures 4, 13, and 14, with the Bm chords.

Some arrangements have the player lift the finger off string 2 in order to play the note "b" as an open string.

In the first arrangement, I have fingered it on string 3 instead, fret 4, so that the player can just press a Bm chord (or portion thereof) and leave the hand there.  

The pick travels back and forth over the 3 strings in a bouncing fashion that is a lot of fun! Same thing with the A chord in the measures just before the Bm; finger a partial A chord and bounce back and forth across the strings.

Once beginner guitar players have heard Devil's Dream, they just have to have it. There are lots of little variations on the basic melody, so I won't pretend this version is the final word! 





The guitar tabs links:


Download free guitar sheet music Devil's Dream 


Download the two-page version of free guitar tabs & fiddle music Devil's Dream








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Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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