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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: anybody tried shady grove in gm tuning


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kirbonite - Posted - 07/28/2018:  08:04:02


I've always wanted to come up with a good arrangement for shady grove in Gm tuning. I've never come up with anything I'm totally happy with.

Curious if anyone else has tried this. would love to hear sound samples or whatever you have to offer. thanks in Advance

Kirby

Fathand - Posted - 07/28/2018:  18:40:21


The traditional Shady Grove is often played in G Modal Tuning, i.e. gDGCD . Modern "Country" or Americana bands often sing Shady Grove but play a melody closer to Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss in a regular G major key where you would probably use gDGBD tuning.



I think you will find this Doc Watson version to be close to traditional and played out of G Modal tuning although it can be played by keeping your finger on the 1st fret 2nd string in G Tuning  https://youtube.com/watch?v=-7MwW3JuEOY



 





 

John_J - Posted - 07/30/2018:  13:30:51


Send me your email address and I'll be glad to send you at least six different Shady Grove pdfs in GM...


Edited by - John_J on 07/30/2018 13:31:17

rubicon - Posted - 07/30/2018:  13:42:31


I learned the tune in g modal I'll try and put a video up for ya

Mark Johnson - Posted - 07/30/2018:  16:51:29


Yup! I started playing it that way many moons ago, and it stuck as my preferred tuning for the song. So dramatic!



 



to be clear, this is something like g D G Bb D


Edited by - Mark Johnson on 07/30/2018 16:52:34


kirbonite - Posted - 07/31/2018:  19:26:35


thanks for the responses.. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I got extremely busy the last couple of weeks...

Nice Playing Mark.

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