Watch the Shady Grove online guitar lesson by Cathy Fink from Banjo for Guitar Players
Doc Watson recorded a nice clawhammer banjo version of Shady Grove. Tony Rice recorded it on guitar. This is an old, old tune, with roots in the British Aisles, that came to Appalachia and took on many incarnations and versions. This simple modal version has the haunting sound of old time, but works beautifully in 3 finger style. The tuning for this is the G modal tuning, from 5th to 1st - gDGCD.