Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mary Flower – Getting the Blues (Up the Neck)

Sun, December 10, 2017
1:00 pm
-3:00 pm

| $40

Change the way you arrange, solo, and accompany yourself on guitar. Get out of first position, increase your improvising options, and improve your groove! Mary will focus on blues in A and will show how to use simple moveable chord shapes to enhance your repertoire. Unravel the mystery of higher voicings so you can create melodies and fills, and learn how to make sense of the CAGED system. For advanced beginners and up. Ability to read TAB is very useful, as is recording the class.

More info at:

About Mary Flower:

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.

“A world class finger-style guitarist and lap slide player.” – Downbeat Magazine

“There are few musicians in the genre bringing as much creative spark and low-key mojo to this century-old music…” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine



Sun, December 10, 2017
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Event Tags:


Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2217 United States