Eve Goldberg brings years of experience, knowledge and passion to her fingerstyle series. Learn the very basics and proceed to more advanced topics with fun, easy-to-digest lessons.
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Join Eve as she covers the basics of the fingerstyle genre, then uses a variety of songs to solidify these concepts in your fingers!Begin the Course
To kick off her new Phase 2 Fingerstyle lesson series, Eve Goldberg talks about fingerstyle, why she likes it, artists who play it, and more.
Eve Goldebrg talks about the basic principles behind fingerstyle guitar and provides some exercises to get you started.
Eve Goldberg presents a lesson to help cement basic fingerstyle techniques using "Skip to My Lou" as a simple practice song.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the simple tune "Skip to My Lou" as a way of showing basic fingerstyle techniques.
Eve Goldberg concludes "Skip to My Lou" in this lesson by going over the last line of the song.
Eve Goldberg spends some time talking about right hand positioning in the first part of this lesson. Then, she moves on to introduce a new song called "Shortnin' Bread."
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of "Shortnin' Bread" in this lesson.
Eve Goldberg continues instruction on the song "Shortnin' Bread" in this lesson by taking a look at pattern 2.
Eve Goldberg talks about pattern 3 in the song "Shortnin' Bread" then puts it all together.
Eve Goldberg continues "Shortnin' Bread" with a lesson on the melody for the verse, or the "B" part of the song.
Eve Goldberg introduces the concept of syncopation into "Shortnin' Bread."
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg adds syncopation to the melody of "Shortnin' Bread."
Eve Goldberg applied syncopation to Pattern 1 in the last lesson. Now, she adds syncopation to Pattern 2.
Eve Goldberg revisits "Shortnin' Bread" with a lesson on syncopating Pattern 3.
Eve Goldberg takes all 3 patterns and brings them together in the song "Shortnin' Bread."
Eve Goldberg explains the most effective way to practice with a metronome.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Shortnin' Bread" and syncopation with a new variation.
Eve Goldberg continues teaching the second syncopation variation with a look at pattern two.
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg covers pattern three in her second syncopation variation mini-series.
Eve Goldberg finishes up the second syncopation variation with a lesson on how to put it all together.
Eve Goldberg reviews her third syncopation variation using the song "Shortnin' Bread" as an example.
Eve Goldberg continues "Shortnin' Bread" by applying her third syncopation variation to pattern two.
In her fingerstyle lesson 23, Eve Goldberg takes a look at the final pattern of syncopation variation three.
Eve Goldberg concludes her mini-series on syncopation variation three with a lesson on putting it all together.
In lesson 25 of her fingerstyle series, Eve Goldberg adds a brand new syncopation variation to your bag of tricks.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of the fourth syncopation variation in her fingerstyle series.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the fourth syncopation variation with a look at the third pattern.
Eve Goldberg concludes her mini-series on syncopation variation four with a lesson on putting it all together.
Eve Goldberg takes some time to discuss the possibility of mixing your syncopation patterns together. Doing this will help personalize and add spice to your playing.
Eve Goldberg takes a few minutes to discuss some of the trickier parts of reading tablature for fingerstyle guitar.
Eve Goldberg is back with a new tune in her fingerstyle series! This time she introduces "Freight Train," a beautiful song you will be learning and using to pick up new techniques in lessons to come.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the song "Freight Train" with a close look at the first half of the melody.
Eve Goldberg continues "Freight Train" with a lesson on the second half of the melody.
Eve Goldberg takes a look at a fun syncopation for the song "Freight Train" in this lesson.
Eve Goldberg finishes up the syncopation for "Freight Train" by taking a look at the second part.
Eve returns to her fingerstyle lesson series by adding another lesson in her look at the tune "Freight Train". In this lesson you'll learn a new way to interpret the rhythm of the melody.
Now that you've learned the new syncopation pattern and the first part of Freight Train, it's time to apply the pattern to the second half of the tune.
In lesson 38, Eve continues her look at the iconic fingerstyle standard "Freight Train." In this lesson she introduces yet another syncopation that you can add to the melody to spice up the tune.
In lesson 39 of her fingerstyle series, Eve is taking a look at the second half of "Freight Train" with your most recently learned syncopation rhythm.
In the tenth installment of Eve's look at Freight Train, she introduces a fourth syncopation to be added to the melody. You'll look at the first part of the melody in this lesson and the second part of the melody in the next.
In lesson 41, you'll be taking the syncopation rhythm that you learned in lesson 40 and applying it to the last part of the tune Freight Train. Once you've done this, you'll be putting the entire melody together with the new rhythm.
Now that you should have four different syncopation variations under your fingers, it's time to start looking at how to combine those patterns to make the tune more interesting. In lesson 42 you'll be doing just that. Eve talks about the various ways you can use these different patterns to spice up the song as you desire.
Nearing the end of Eve's study on the iconic fingerstyle tune "Freight Train," she offers up a few more items that you can add to make the song unique. Specifically she looks ad adding melody notes on the third string, changing the bass lines and adding palm muting.
Congratulations! You made it to the final installment in Eve's study of "Freight Train." By now you have all the picking patterns, syncopation ideas and flair to make this song your own. The only thing there is to do at this point is add your lyrics and make your own arrangement. In this final look at the tune, Eve discusses ways that you can lay the lyrics over top of the song and change it around to make it uniquely yours!
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All new ideas to me. Teacher is very personable and clear.
all three above. Eve is incredible. Love her style, like my camp counselor when I was a teenager.
and the other two bullet points !
Am loving this so much!! Thank you for your easily understood and enjoyable lessons!
No magic just step by step and no steps missing.
Easy to understand and just what I needed
Eve is a great instructor
Eve is a great teacher. I'm older and hard of hearing but I hear her crystal clear. She really knows her stuff and explains it beautifully.
good encouraging & clear instruction
Good pacing of lesson. Also presents basic concepts that will be useful for learning any tunes later on.
Great instruction. Eve's lessons are well paced.
Would be good to be able to mark all 3 options above. So my comment is to consider them marked. Eve, you have really upped my game and I will always be grateful. Thank you.
Thank you for the fingers' position tips. It's truly great tips.
Plan to go through his series!
I have taken quite a few of Eve's lessons. I always walk away with a definitive benefit. I've have had private lessons from teachers I respect but Eve has moved me forward quickly. I have poked around with the other instructors and they are ok
The best teacher ever!!! YEAH!!!!!
just what i've been looking for. where can i print the tab?
Loved the series! Great stuff
She explains the process in a very well.
She is just the right person for beginners.
Signed in today for a year because of the way Eve explain the process very clear very easy to follow. Thank you Eve
smiled as soon as she said Doc Watson
Thanks for the clear lesson, I understood easily and feel it will help me start practing.
Thanks that was a great lesson.
The best teacher, sweet,knowledgeable, very patient,etc.etc.
The does a great job of breaking it down. I don't know how she can keep it straight, going *that* slow, but it's great for beginners.
Very conscious of new guitar players. Thank you.
very easy to understand great speed to learn at visuals are great
What a beautiful voice and talented player! Very nice indeed!
wish they had the music below the teacher while pcking
would like to pass on shortnin bread...