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Shady Grove mandolin tabs & chords

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  • Shady Grove is an old-time song with catchy lyrics. Like most of these vocal tunes, it helps to learn a verse before learning the melody on your instrument.

    • Key Dm
    • 70 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • In this arrangement of Shady Grove you’ll learn the basic melody of ‘Shady Grove.’ Practice tIp: Playing slowly not only allows you to hone your rhythmic skills, it also gives you time to listen to and improve your tone.

    • Key Dm
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • A higher register break than the previous arrangements of Shady Grove. Watch out for that 3rd measure!

    • Key Dm
    • 95 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced

More about Shady Grove Mandolin song

Learn how to play Shady Grove from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Shady Grove tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Shady Grove tabs more efficiently and effectively. Use the tempo control slider to slow down the whole song, or isolate problematic measures. You can also activate the "Speed Up" tool to speed up isolated measures each time they loop. Use the "Memory Train" tool to hide more and more notes each time you play through the song.

If you ever wondered how to play Shady Grove on mandolin more creatively, try changing out the licks! Most of the measures can be changed into a different style, so you can gain an understanding of how other musicians may approach this tune. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to create a unique arrangement of the entire tab.

Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of Shady Grove. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.

Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.