Time to work that pinky. Devil's Dream lays out very will without a capo on guitar, so we are going to be brave and play without it - right? Right. Use your pinky on the 5th fret, ring finger on the 4th, and your 1st finger on the second fret. You'll have to shift positions for the first half of the B part. Pay close attention to the kickoff timing. The first note comes right after beat 3 on the "&"(that is the beat in between metronome clicks). In this case, in between beats 3 and 4. Loop that single measure if you need to get the feel for it, and practice counting, " 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &". The numbered beats have clicks, the "&'s" will not. Timing is everything!Learn
Even more sixteenth notes. YEAH! The challenge here will be making sure your hands stay in sync, especially on those descending lines. The cross-picking is nothing too crazy, but the faster you go, the harder it gets. Make sure you are practicing at a speed that is comfortable and attempting speeds you can handle. It will do you no good to try and play faster than your mind or hands can move. So play for cleanliness, and increase your speed slowly.Learn
More about Devil's Dream
On Tunefox, there are 3 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Devil's Dream Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.
Use Tunefox’s backing tracks to practice this bluegrass guitar version of Devil's Dream with a real-sounding band. Go to the Settings menu to mix the volume of the guitar, band or metronome to your liking.
What to learn some variations on the melody of Devil's Dream? In each arrangement of this song you’ll find multiple licks that you can switch out to explore and discover new ways to play the song and learn about different styles along the way. Use the lick switcher by clicking on "Original Measure" above certain measures. To see a completely new arrangement of the song, click on "Shuffle Licks" in the bottom right corner of the page.
When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Devil's Dream, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.