Finger Style Guitar with Mary Flower | Sept. 14-16

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Finger Style Guitar with Mary Flower | Sept. 14-16

190.00

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Instructor: Mary Flower

$261 - $481 TOTAL WORKSHOP COST
($190 tuition + $71 - $291 lodging & meals package of choice)

Mary will explore all features that drive this feel-good, finger picking guitar style. Class will learn songs and exercises that will explore syncopation, movable chord shapes and alternating thumb style. Often referred to as Piedmont Blues, Mary might cover tunes by Rev. Gary Davis and John Hurt, to name a few. The "band in the hand" sound, made unique by the Piedmont masters, balances melody and chords and sometimes resembles ragtime piano.

Mary will also touch on the blues side as well, using exercises and tunes that display the "dead thumb" or monotonic bass style. Class will learn corresponding turn arounds, movable shapes and improvisation options. 
 

This class will be geared toward the advanced beginner and intermediate player. Both the ability to read tab helpful and some finger picking experience will be very helpful. Students encouraged to record the class (audio).

Class Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Required Class Materials: Guitar, Notepad, Writing Utensils. 
 


An internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher, the Midwest native relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland, Oregon music scene in in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad,  that include Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival, among many.

A finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, a nominee in 2008, 2012 and 2016 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award, and many times a Cascade Blues Assn. Muddy Award winner, Flower embodies a luscious and lusty mix of rootsy, acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms – from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.

Flower’s 11 recordings, including her  four for Memphis’ famed Yellow Dog Records — Bywater DanceInstrumental BreakdownBridges and Misery Loves Company — show a deep command of and love for folk and blues string music. For Flower, it’s never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to America’s music.


 
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