Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

342
Banjo Lovers Online


Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Jun 6, 2020 - 4:16:12 PM
6 posts since 6/6/2020

Hey there! Seeking a clawhammer tab for Taj Mahal's Shady Grove. Preferably in G but I'm not picky.

Jun 6, 2020 - 4:17:44 PM

6 posts since 6/6/2020

(Can't post a link until I make three posts soooo...)

Jun 6, 2020 - 4:18:31 PM

6 posts since 6/6/2020

(...one more)

Jun 6, 2020 - 4:19:04 PM

6 posts since 6/6/2020

Jun 7, 2020 - 7:12:16 AM

354 posts since 7/28/2016

Hope your joking about the tab ! There isn't enough paper to print it. I truly loved this version but it brought to mind a situation I had. My first banjo lesson (after playing for years on my own) my teacher asked me to go home and learn Shady Grove and return next week and play it. I had never heard of the song before. I'm trying to learn banjo while living in NJ in the 70's with nobody to show me anything. Well (this is around 2014) I went home and went to youtube and listened to Shady Grove. I learned it best as I could (in G). Came back the next week and my teacher said "That was nice but it wasn't Shady Grove".

The reason I brought this up is because I can see a lot of people thinking the same thing about Taj Mahal's version. Not me ! I kinda like every thing he does. But I don't think you'll find tab out there !

Jun 7, 2020 - 6:29:52 PM

6 posts since 6/6/2020

quote:
Originally posted by gbisignani

Hope your joking about the tab ! There isn't enough paper to print it. I truly loved this version but it brought to mind a situation I had. My first banjo lesson (after playing for years on my own) my teacher asked me to go home and learn Shady Grove and return next week and play it. I had never heard of the song before. I'm trying to learn banjo while living in NJ in the 70's with nobody to show me anything. Well (this is around 2014) I went home and went to youtube and listened to Shady Grove. I learned it best as I could (in G). Came back the next week and my teacher said "That was nice but it wasn't Shady Grove".

The reason I brought this up is because I can see a lot of people thinking the same thing about Taj Mahal's version. Not me ! I kinda like every thing he does. But I don't think you'll find tab out there !


Ha! I'd just love a little guidance, even if it were just chords and a few examples of some of the more interesting riffs he does.  I definitely don't foresee myself playing 9 minutes of banjo straight anytime soon!
 

that's a great story though! I probably would have done the same 

Jun 7, 2020 - 8:42:22 PM

2625 posts since 4/19/2008

tune to g#C#G#C#E#
the first theme is in Mixolydian mode as the tab marks out and the vocal uses the 3 chords as shown


Jun 8, 2020 - 9:21:13 AM
likes this

6 posts since 6/6/2020

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

tune to g#C#G#C#E#
the first theme is in Mixolydian mode as the tab marks out and the vocal uses the 3 chords as shown


Thank you, can't wait to try this!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.21875