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"Unassuming blues heroine Mary Flower proves one again that she's one of
the nation's premier fingerstyle blues guitarists-- her technique is exceptional
throughout, and in the end, serves the highest purpose, the music--unfailingly
sweet, hot and sassy--every track on this album has something about it that will
give you the shivers... This is one of the most satisfying albums of the year."
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Mary currently offers 41 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 36 intermediate lessons and 5 lessons in our Artist Series.
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The blues is a distinctly American style of music. Many popular genres such as jazz, rock, and country music draw upon basic blues concepts. Consequently, it is advantageous for any guitarist to study the blues.
In this lesson, Mary Flower introduces herself and her playing style. She also discusses essential blues listening.
In this lesson, Mary Flower talks about playing the blues in drop D tuning. She teaches two amazing song examples to get you started.
In this lesson, Mary plays in the key of A major in drop D tuning.
In this lesson, Mary Flower talks about the eight bar blues. She demonstrates it in a couple different keys.
Mary Flower shows several songs that demonstrate the 8 bar blues.
Mary Flower demonstrates two classic songs that feature an 8 bar blues structure. The songs are "How Long" and "Statesboro Blues."
Mary Flower discusses various blues guitar techniques that can give your guitar a wonderful piano sound.
Mary uses the songs "CC Rider" and "When I Lost My Baby" as examples in her discussion of the 12 bar blues.
In this lesson, you will learn a blues duet that you can play with someone else. Or, you can record yourself playing one part and play the second part over it.
Mary is back with another lesson filled with tips on playing the blues in the key of E.
Mary talks about the song "Midnight Hour Blues" and gives some great tips on how to play this beautiful tune.
Mary Flower dives into more blues in the key of E by teaching a movable chord.
Mary talks a little bit about arranging songs and uses the song "John Henry" as an example.
Mary teaches and discusses the history behind Mississippi John Hurt's song "Spike Driver Blues."
Mary talks about diminished chords and looks at various different shapes. You will learn the song "Walking Across the Country" as an example.
Mary teaches the classic song "Rag Time" by Rev. Gary Davis in this fun Blues lesson.
Mary teaches a song called "Mississippi Blues" by Willie Brown.
Mary Flower teaches the fun and catchy song "Saturday Night Rub" by Big Bill Broonzy.
Mary talks about the key of F in this fantastic lesson.
Mary teaches the song "South Carolina Rag" by Willie Walker.
Mary Flower talks about the advantages of open D tuning.
Mary Flower shares her interpretation of a classic blues slide tune called "Boogie Woogie Dance."
Mary Flower shares some thoughts on the bass notes found within the song "Alabama Bound" in this lesson.
Mary Flower talks about improvising a blues in A.
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of "Sugar Babe," a Mance Lipscomb tune.
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of "Michigan Water," a Jelly Roll Morton tune.
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of "Bye Bye Baby Blues" by Little Hat Jones.
Mary Flower shares her rendition of the spiritual song "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" in this lesson.
Mary Flower shares an original song called "River of Joy."
Mary Flower shares a song played in open D tuning that features alternating bass and syncopation.
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of "M & O Blues," a Willie Brown song.
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of the song "Colored Aristocracy."
Mary Flower shares her modern rendition of "Turkey in the Straw."
Mary Flower shares her rendition of the catchy blues tune "Trouble in Mind."
Mary Flower demonstrates Carl Martin's arrangement of the song "Crow Jane."
Mary Flower teaches her rendition of the song "Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie" by Elizabeth Cotten.
Mary Flower is an award-winning acoustic fingerstyle blues guitarist known for her original tunes and smooth voice. With multiple albums and an impressive career, Mary strives to keep the blues alive.
Mary Flower dives into the relationship of chords while looking at a piano keyboard for a better understanding.
Mary Flower talks about the major scale, its formula, and chords. She also briefly discusses barre chords.
Mary Flower shares a basic lesson on Travis Picking.
Mary Flower talks about alternating bass patterns and how to incorporate them into your playing.
Mary Flower talks about the CAGED system, the transposition process, and how to use a capo.
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