Wildwood Flower – Guitar Lesson Tutorial – Country Bluegrass Flatpicking

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“Wildwood Flower” was first published in 1860 and was later recorded by the Carter Family in 1928 on the Victor label. Maybelle Carter leads a rendition of the song on the 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken, and frequently performed the song in concert with Johnny Cash. In this guitar lesson, I’ll teach you a traditional version of Wildwood Flower and then an intermediate version with a ton of cross picking.

Visit to learn a ton of common bluegrass flatpicking guitar licks that you can play at your next bluegrass jam. We’ll break down all guitar lick with tablature and I’ll show you how you can use these licks with the majority of bluegrass songs. Several of these flatpicking licks are in the key of G and they’re designed to help you improvise your guitar solo in bluegrass fiddle tunes like Red Haired Boy, Salt Creek, Gold Rush, Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, etc.

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