Shady Grove (Mandolin Solos). By David Grisman. Edited by John McGann. For Mandolin. Squareback saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Acoustic Disc Records. Folk. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98101).
ISBN 9780786651191. Folk. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This book presents transcriptions of David Grisman's solos and accompaniment patterns from the CD Shady Grove. The Shady Grove recording contains some wonderful performances of old-time American music by David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, two of American music's greatest players. It is a vibrant collection of wonderful traditional American songs, from a great variety of genres, played in a style closely based on their traditional sources. All of the solos can be played on the standard mandolin, including one written for mandola and one for banjolin (mandolin-banjo). These transcriptions will provide insight into the art of accompaniment mandolin playing as well as soloing. Performance notes by the transcriber are included.