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After four decades of performing, Mary Flower continues to earn raves from critics and audiences alike for her clear vocals and guitar mastery. She draws on traditional, contemporary and original material to create a sound that, while uniquely her own, remains true to the timeless power of the blues. As a two time finalist at the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship, twice a Blues Music Award Nominee and with six critically-acclaimed CDs, Mary Flower is highly respected and in demand for festivals and concerts on both sides of the Atlantic. She has been a popular instructor at Fur Peace Ranch, Augusta Heritage Center, and Swannanoa Gathering and has performed at Merlefest and on Prairie Home Companion.

"Unassuming blues heroine Mary Flower proves once 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."_-All Music Guide to the Blues


Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Hone Your Skills in Open D
  • Taught By:
    Mary Flower
  • Skill Level 3

    60-minute DVD, includes music and tab pdf file on disc to view or print

  • Product Code: DVDFLWLS21
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Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience.

A clear and thoughtful instructor, Mary first covers all the important skills: handling the bar, finding the notes, using hammer-ons and pull-offs, vibrato, harmonics, hand muting, monotonic and alternate-bass fingerpicking and more. She then gets into the nitty-gritty details of some deep and compelling traditional blues songs:

The well-known one-chord standard Baby Please Don’t Go; Tampa Red’s Boogie-Woogie Dance; the ageless hymn, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; the infectious r&b groove of Green Onions; Son House’s haunting Death Letter Blues

In each example, Mary illustrates the power of the slide blues sound and brings turnarounds, rhythms, chord progressions, fingerpicking patterns, bass lines and improvisations to the learning player. 

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Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

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