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  • Shady Grove

    Posted by That_Guy on April 15, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Doc Watson cover?

    Jerry Garcia cover?

    Idk. Everyone seems to have their own version of lyrics and chords for this song so I just combined the lyrics from a few different versions and adjusted the chord progression to match the lyric melody better


    Pablito replied 1 year, 2 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • albert_d

    April 16, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Hey that fun. I pulled out my guitar and played a little Am pentatonic scale along with you and it worked out pretty good. Thanks for sharing and good job.

  • Bill_Brown

    April 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    That was a great mix @That_Guy 👏👏👏 Your playing was nice and smooth – great finger picking too👍 I took the Q from @albert_d and picked up my guitar, also using an Am scale, but I went with the straight Am scale and was able to get some cool sounding riffs going – thanks for giving me the opportunity to jam with you🤩🎸

  • That_Guy

    April 16, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Thx guys. I wasn’t planning on posting this specific recording but it came out pretty good on the first shot so I guess this will be my before video. I usually try to play it with a pick. This was actually the first time I just used my fingers instead. I basically used alternating bass note country style boom Chicka strumming. Some chords are root to fifth but others sounded better root to the third to get the right tone of the song. I was struggling with the vocals because I forgot to put the capo on

    Just some background: I’ve heard it described as a modal song. Not sure which mode or key though. Seems to be centered around a D minor shape chord which would of course change based on where you put the capo.

    The real version definitely has a medieval tone to it. The song is believed to be from at least the 1600’s in one form or another. You can tell from Doc Watson’s version it was a fiddle tune adapted to guitar in the bluegrass style as well at one point.

    The song is usually performed anywhere from no capo up to capo’d at the third fret from what I see on youtube. Most seem to play it as Dm-C-Dm-C

    I played it as Dm-C-Dm-F-C-Am-Dm to walk down the bass note sometimes skipping the F chord based on how the specific lyrics are enunciated in the verse.

  • Philb

    April 16, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Most excellent! Thanks for posting!

  • stevieblues

    April 16, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    That was a great performance @That_Guy! 👏 Thanks for sharing your video with us. 🎬


  • Pablito

    April 17, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    jammed with you using Am penatonic. Fun !! thanks

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