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Eve currently offers 134 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 67 beginner lessons, 65 intermediate lessons and 2 entertainment videos.
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The acoustic guitar is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. Eve Goldberg will guide you on your guitar playing journey.
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg introduces the acoustic guitar. She talks about the parts of the guitar, the string names, and tuning.
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg introduces the first chord in this series, the A chord. She also shows how this chord can be used to play a simple song.
Eve Goldberg introduces the E chord. She explains how it is played and provides some exercises designed to improve your chord changing abilities.
Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Swing Low" and talks about playing it with two chords instead of one.
Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.
Eve Goldberg teaches how the boom-chuck strum can be applied to the song "Swing Low".
In this lesson, Eve introduces the D chord. You will also learn how to switch from the D chord to the A chord while applying the boom-chuck strum.
Eve teaches the song "Little Birdy," which is a great tune to practice changing from the D chord to the A chord with your boom-chuck strum.
You will learn the The Carter Family song "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" in this lesson.
Eve talks about 3 chord songs and demonstrates a few as an example. She also introduces the capo.
Eve continues her discussion on capos. She explains how to find a key by using a piano keyboard drawing.
Eve introduces the flatpick. She explains the proper way to hold it and strum.
Eve shows you how to to compliment your boom-chuck strum by adding an A to D bass run.
In this lesson, Eve furthers your knowledge of bass runs by teaching the E to A bass run.
Eve continues her discussion of bass runs and also covers some great practicing techniques.
Eve introduces the G chord and practices changing to and from other chords you have learned. This is important for the next song you will learn.
Eve teaches the song "Gold Watch and Chain" using the G chord you learned in the last lesson.
Eve shows you how to add a little spice to your standard boom-chuck strum in this lesson.
You've learned the Boom-Chuck strum. You've learned the Boom-Chucka strum. Now you will learn the Boom-a-Chucka strum. Have fun!
Eve shows how to incorporate the A to D bass run into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."
Get ready for a new run! Eve teaches the D to A bass run in this lesson.
Learn how to add even more flavor to "Gold Watch and Chain" by including a bass run from D to G.
Learn the G to D bass run and incorporate it into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."
Eve encourages you to take all of the tools you've learned thus far and apply them to the song "Gold Watch and Chain."
Eve introduces a new song called "Hobo's Lullaby."
Eve introduces fingerpicking in this lesson by using the song "Hobo's Lullaby" as an example.
Eve adds a D to G bass run into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."
Eve adds the bass run from A to D into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."
Eve adds the bass run from G to A into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."
Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "Hobo's Lullaby" by adding one final technique: The D Doodad.
Eve Goldberg continues her beginner series with another amazing song called "Careless Love."
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Careless Love" with a lesson about the pattern and chord changes of the song.
Eve Goldberg takes a look at the G chord fingerpicking pattern for the song "Careless Love."
Eve Goldberg continues "Careless Love" with a lesson about the fingerpicking pattern for the D chord.
Eve teaches a Travis style picking pattern for the C chord. She also explains how to make the change from the C to the G pattern.
Eve wraps up "Careless Love" with a lesson about putting the whole song together.
Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."
Eve Goldberg reviews the chord structure for the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."
Eve Goldberg returns to "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson all about the hammer-on.
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of the hammer-on. She explains how a hammer-on can be used within a C major chord and the importance of timing.
Eve adds the G chord hammer-on to the song "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad."
Eve gives a quick review of what you have learned so far in "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad." Then, she dives into some bass runs that can be added to the chord progression.
Eve plays the G to C run in the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad." Then, she breaks it down for practice.
Eve taught the G to C bass run in the last lesson. In this lesson, she teaches you how to go from C back to G.
Eve Goldberg covers a transitional chord between G and Em that functions like a bass run.
Eve Goldberg wraps up "Goin' Down this Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson that combines all the techniques you have learned in the song.
Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Stewball" in this lesson. Get started with a little history and some basic concepts.
Eve Goldberg talks about the chord structure for the song "Stewball" in this lesson.
Eve Goldberg wraps up the song "Stewball" with some strum pattern variations.
Eve Goldberg returns to JamPlay with another exciting addition to her beginner series! Here you will take a look at "Drunken Sailor". Eve builds on this song in lessons to come.
Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Drunken Sailor" with some great tips on strumming patterns and more.
Eve Goldberg finishes up "Drunken Sailor" with some new strumming exercises.
Eve Goldberg dives into "Haul Away Joe," another fun sea shanty.
Eve Goldberg takes another look at "Haul Away Joe" with a brand new strumming pattern.
Eve Goldberg starts on a new folk song called "The John B. Sails". This particular song was later made famous by The Beach Boys under the title of "Sloop John B".
Eve Goldberg continues with "The John B. Sails". This time she introduces a brand new strumming pattern.
Eve Goldberg finishes up "The John B. Sails" lessons with a couple of brand new chords and a new strum.
Eve Goldberg dives into some basic, practical theory to expand your knowledge of the guitar. In this lesson, she talks about the I-IV-V progression and explains the circle of fifths.
Eve Goldberg continues her practical theory discussion, this time with an emphasis on minor chords and how they fit in.
In lesson 60 of her basic guitar series, Eve Goldberg offers up another traditional song to add to your repertoire. In part one, you'll learn the basic patterns for Frankie and Johnny. You'll also be introduced to the B7 chord, which the song utilizes.
Now that you've learned the basic chords and structure of the song Frankie and Johnny, it's time to start adding some extra bits. In lesson 61 Eve will walk you through adding bass runs between chord changes. She also introduces a spot where you can use the E7 chord to change the feel of the song.
As we are adding more complexity to this tune, it's a good time to look at how it's played using the fingerstyle technique. As with the other lessons on this song, Eve will start you off with a basic pattern and add complexity as you go.
You've learned all of "Frankie and Johnny" at this point. Now it's time to put all of the techniques together and create a varied and flowing arrangement.
In lesson 64 of her basic guitar series, Eve provides a look at another traditional tune. You'll start off with the basic song, and then progress by adding additional skills and challenges.
It's time to take a closer look at spicing up the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down." In this lesson, Eve introduces more strumming options, including several that haven't been discussed previously.
In lesson 66 of her basic guitar series, Eve demonstrates the bass runs that will work over the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down".
To finalize her beginner series, Eve offers up the song "The Water is Wide." This will be a good start on the song that you can use to transition to her fingerstyle series.
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.
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!
With Eve Goldberg's history and long-time fascination with Folk music, she shares her knowledge through easy to follow, song-based lessons.
Eve Goldberg is proud to present a brand new series on folk music. In this lesson, she talks about the history of folk, her background with folk, and what to expect in this series moving forward.
Eve Goldberg kicks off her folk series with a lesson on the beautiful song, "The Water Is Wide". You will learn the basics of this song in part 1, then move on to more difficult techniques in lessons to come.
Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" in the key of G. This time, she explains a beautiful new fingerpicking pattern.
In part 3 of "The Water Is Wide," Eve Goldberg moves the song to the key of D.
Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" by introducing drop D tuning.
Eve Goldberg dives into "Deep Blue Sea," a beautiful new song that you may remember from her introduction in lesson one.
Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "Deep Blue Sea" with a simple fingerpicking pattern.
Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on the song "Deep Blue Sea" with a more challenging fingerpicking pattern.
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg works on the bare-bones version of the melody in "Deep Blue Sea" before sprucing it up in later lessons.
Eve Goldberg continues her mini-series on "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on syncopating the melody to give it more interest.
Now that you've learned syncopation in "Deep Blue Sea," Eve Goldberg discusses how to fill out the melody even more.
Eve Goldberg continues using "Deep Blue Sea" as an example for developing techniques. This time you'll learn about "pinching," another neat trick that makes your song sound fuller.
Eve Goldberg concludes "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on combining your singing, fingerpicking pattern, and melody into a nice, well-rounded arrangement.
Eve Goldberg returns to her Folk Guitar series with a look at a new traditional folk song. Specifically, she's turning her attention to the song Storms On the Ocean as played by the Carter family. In this lesson you'll learn the basic chord progression, strum pattern and structure.
Eve is once again working with the folk song Storms On the Ocean. In lesson 15 you'll be looking at different strumming techniques that can be used to spice up the song.
Now that you've got the basic rhythm portions of Storms On the Ocean down, it's time to start adding more. In lesson 16, Eve covers the use of hammer-ons and their timing within this and other songs.
In part four of her look at Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses adding melodic content to the song. To get you started, she'll use the vocal melody to help you lay in a basic melody that can be expanded on later.
In the previous lesson, Eve went over a basic melody idea covering the verse of the song. In lesson 18 she's going to expand on that melody and discuss ways of spicing it up!
In lesson 19 of her Folk series, Even discusses the chorus section melody to Storms On the Ocean. In this lesson you'll find the basic melody based off of the chords you're playing and start laying a foundation to add to the melody in the next lesson.
In the previous lesson you went over the bare bones melody for the chorus. Lesson 20 is all about spicing that melody up so that you can add it to the verse melody.
To wrap up her song study of Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses ways of combining all the elements taught in the previous seven lessons. She demonstrates a couple different ways that you may want to accomplish your own arrangement of the song.
Random licks and riffs contributed by the JamPlay instructors.
Eve Goldberg demonstrates her original song entitled "Let Me Rise."
Eve Goldberg performs her original tune entitled "Watermelon Sorbet."
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