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Mandolin Mondays #346 /// "Shady Grove"

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This new Octolindo octave mandolin from KR Strings has helped bring some new life to a bunch of old tunes I play like this classic bluegrass number "Shady Grove." Hope you folks enjoy!

For folks interested, I'm playing with the tuning GDAD down tuned a half step and capoed up one fret--a trick I've picked up from some tenor banjo players who do this for a slightly smaller scale length and tonal nuance.

And for those out there interested in learning this solo arrangement, you can download a free copy of the PDF tab/notation transcription for free here:

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And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!

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Updated Aug-22-2022 at 7:25am by dbmandolin



  1. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Love the tone of the octolindo! Nice arrangement of Shady Grove! Inspired me to give the GDAD tuning a try on my GBOM! Thanks for sharing, David
  2. Nick Royal's Avatar
    Nice version on a different instrument for you, David!
  3. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Diff'rent strokes - new grove shades! Nice one, David!
  4. Joe Welna's Avatar
    Just WOW! That was beautiful David.
  5. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    That was great, David!
  6. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice! Love the tone you're pulling out of that thing.