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Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia

9/12/02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jerry Garcia / David Grisman / Shady Grove transcriptions

Musix is proud to announce the publication of Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia transcribed and annotated by Dix Bruce (Mel Bay MB97073). 

"Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia" is a collection of transcriptions of melodies, lyrics, and chords to all the songs (13 official
cuts as well as one bonus "mystery" cut) plus all of Jerry Garcia's guitar
solos and several of his backup parts. All the music is presented in both
standard notation and guitar tablature.

The original "Shady Grove" CD by Jerry Garcia and mandolinist David Grisman (Acoustic Disc ACD-21) was released to great acclaim in 1996. "Shady Grove" is a delightful collection of Americana songs played and sung by Garcia and Grisman with soul, wit, and sincerity. The set includes old time country music, blues, jug band, ballads, sea songs, love songs, folk and more, beautifully representing a cross section of the roots of American music.


"Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia" includes all the songs, lyrics, melodies, chords, plus transcriptions in standard notation and guitar tablature of Garcia’s amazing acoustic guitar solos.

A mandolin book with David Grisman's solos is also available.

Dix Bruce has authored over 35 instructional books for guitar and mandolin on subjects ranging from folk and bluegrass to jazz. He’s filmed several videos of music instruction including "Basic Swing Guitar" and "Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar."

Relix Magazine says in part: “With the release of the “Shady Grove” book, fans not just of Garcia, but of folk guitar in general, have an opportunity to learn — and cop — his guitar lines note for note. Transcription veteran Dix Bruce, a man with over 30 instructional books and videos under his belt, not to mention an accomplished musician and composer in his own right, undertook the task of putting those sounds on paper.

Like someone who thinks a manual is more suggested reading material than it is instructional scripture, I skipped straight to my pre-determined test drive — “Jackaroo” (a.k.a. “Jack-a-row”). With guitar and remote in hand, I cued up the track on my CD player. Several things became quickly apparent: 1) Jerry’s seemingly effortless lines belie their actual complexity; 2) I’m clearly better served in front of a computer than a microphone; and 3) with a little practice and patience, and Dix Bruce’s help, you, too, can play bona fide folk like Jerry Garcia.

One of the nice things about “Shady Grove” is that the book doesn’t just
leave you to your own devices, giving you sheets of music and nothing more. Instead, each song has accompanying tips, tricks, pearls of wisdom that serve as a running commentary to help the reader better understand what Garcia is doing, as well as to give that extra push toward reaching Jerry-folk satire. Another nice touch is that on tracks such as “The Sweet Sunny South,” Dix transcribes Garcia’s banjo parts so we six-stringers don’t feel neglected.

This tab book should appeal to players at just about any level. For
beginners, who are likely to be concentrating on learning songs in general," Shady Grove” is a resource they can grow into, learning the chord progressions and overall feel of the songs at first, and later tackling the lead lines when they’re ready. Those who will find the most utility in the book, however, will be intermediate players looking to bolster their lead skills, as well as more advanced players who wish to expand their repertoire to include folk and bluegrass lines.”

"Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia" and "Shady Grove:
Mandolin Solos by David Grisman" is available from Amazon:

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The 2004 Garcia Grisman release ~ Been All Around This World

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman's CD's were primarily compiled by David Grisman. Their their musical partnership ventured into so many diverse styles.  Grisman smartly organized each release by category giving each album a strong theme and warm flow.  We have full reviews of each CD.

Garcia Grisman
Dawg '91
Shady Grove
Bluegrass / Folklore '96
Been All Around This World  Bluegrass / Folklore '04
So What
Jazz '98
Not For Kids Only
Children's Music '93
The Pizza Tapes
Jam Session '00
     
  Grateful Dawg
Soundtrack '01
Grateful Dawg
DVD '01
     
Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia - Garcia and Grisman Discography
Old and in the Way

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman were in a bluegrass band in 1973. There are several recording of them.  
Breakdown That High Lonesome Sound Old and in the Way
 
Shady Grove: Acoustic Guitar Solos by Jerry Garcia - Garcia and Grisman Discography

 

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