Swing Low with 2 Chords (Guitar Lesson)


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Eve Goldberg

Swing Low with 2 Chords

Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Swing Low" and talks about playing it with two chords instead of one.

Taught by Eve Goldberg in Basic Acoustic Guitar seriesLength: 16:20Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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raegunsraeguns replied on June 27th, 2017

I've been learning for six months, so the guitar part was easy enough, but this is the first time I could sing while I was playing! That is pretty exciting! Thank you!

doomi3doomi3 replied on December 13th, 2016

very nice clear why didn't you write the name of chords above lyrics ? how can we see when and where to change chords ?

NamVetJoeNamVetJoe replied on January 14th, 2016

I posted key words for cord changes in “my notes” to view while I played along. I found it very helpful

NamVetJoeNamVetJoe replied on January 14th, 2016

I posted key words for cord changes in “my notes” to view while I played along. I found it very helpful

ljguitarljguitar replied on October 2nd, 2015

Really enjoying this---much clearer than an online course I tried before. Hope to do all your lessons! Did notice you mentioned "all my friends" in one of the verses but word "all" is not there.

ljguitarljguitar replied on October 2nd, 2015

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danonwheelsdanonwheels replied on September 2nd, 2015

I love you Eve great Teacher and singer thank you

Bo20Bo20 replied on July 6th, 2015

Eve you are a great teacher!! I have learned more in the four lessons than i have from anyone else.

jzeligsjzeligs replied on January 4th, 2015

This is an excellent lesson but it would be both easy and highly useful to add to the supplemental lyrics, EXACTLY WHERE the cord changes occur. Especially since the entire song is not reviewed in the lesson.

billybailbillybail replied on September 26th, 2012

Hello Eve, I love the lessons and your voice. Would it be possible to include the chords listed above the lyrics in the supplemental content. It would make a lot easier. Thanks, billybail

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on November 7th, 2012

we will try to get lyrics with chords written in posted soon.

jamesconveryjamesconvery replied on March 5th, 2014

Still waiting for lyrics and chords together. Is this hard to do? It sure would help a lot.

billybailbillybail replied on September 26th, 2012

Hello Eve, I love the lessons and your voice. Would it be possible to include the chords listed above the lyrics in the supplemental content. It would make a lot easier. Thanks, billybail

lstelielstelie replied on September 12th, 2012

Hello, A gospel version w BB King http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmqFvq7JQQw

BuffyLOLBuffyLOL replied on April 18th, 2012

I really enjoyed that, thanks Eve

gypsyleegypsylee replied on December 16th, 2011

Hi Eve i have just started doing your lessons and i LOVE them and this song it would be really helpful i think if you could play all of the song so we could listen exactly what it sounds like whn singing and playing. Thanks so much for teaching me my first song

duaineduaine replied on December 29th, 2011

Hi Eve, I've been struggling along trying to teach myself guitar for about a year.Until I discovered JamPlay.I really enjoy your lessons and look forward to the next lessons.

adamsradamsr replied on October 1st, 2011

Hi Eve, I figured out the chorus but I'm not sure about the chords and changes to be played in the lines "I looked over Jordan and what did I see," also the line, "A band of angels comin' after me,". Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on November 7th, 2012

You want to strum at the same time as "looked," the "o" of over, and "Jor" of "Jordan." And then on "what," "I," and "see." See if that helps...

karlpompakarlpompa replied on July 26th, 2011

Hi. Is it a problem if my left pinkie is sticking up/out when I'm fingering A and E (which don't involve my left pinkie)? Not sure why I'm doing it, but I seem to have it up/out everytime I look...

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on November 7th, 2012

over time you will want to have your pinky be more relaxed and closer to the fingerboard because you are going to need it sometimes! So just see if you can manage to bring it in a relaxed fashion a little closer to the fingerboard while you are playing.

l3arfeel3arfee replied on June 11th, 2011

Hi Eve..Thank U So Much And Can U Please Write Down The Lyrics For Me? My English Is Not Really That Good..Tnx

nessanessa replied on June 13th, 2011

You can see the lyrics by clicking "Supplemental Content" then "Song Lyrics" :)

rockiniticemanrockiniticeman replied on May 8th, 2011

Just played my first song...thanks Eve. I think it's a classic song. One that my family knows and can sing around the campfire.

psjacunskipsjacunski replied on October 7th, 2010

Well, after feeling mightily discouraged after a few months of practice, I switched to this lesson...and voila, I can play something after all. Life is good :-)

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on December 8th, 2010

Yay! Great news!

darkkrystyldarkkrystyl replied on September 20th, 2010

Hi eve! Just wanted to say 'Thanks' for these amazing lessons, I've tried teaching myself *Gulp* Guitar time and again only to get discouraged,... you are enabling me to finally learn Guitar, and I must say as of now (Despite the sore fingers) I feel pretty confident My Question is this; How is it that you keep the sound even whilst strumming? (in terms of volume, I seem to be having a hard time producing quality, even volume) is this something that comes with practice, or is it something I am doing wrong?

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on December 8th, 2010

Hey darkkrystyl, Thanks for your comments! I'm guessing that maybe not all the notes are sounding clearly when you strum - maybe some are muted or buzzing? If that's the case, you are probably blocking some strings with the fingers of your left hand, or maybe some of your fingers aren't quite positioned right to get a clear tone. This is where the "wiggle and squish" technique is helpful. Check each string individually and see which strings are not sounding nicely, and then see if you can wiggle your fingers around to get them into a better position for hearing every string. It takes a lot of patience and practice in the beginning but after a while your fingers will start to get the idea of where they need to go to have all the strings ringing. Good luck!

puredrumfurypuredrumfury replied on June 21st, 2010

...and I thought forming calluses for drumming was a bear! THIS is way worse, haha!! Love the lessons Eve.

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on June 24th, 2010

Hey Puredrum, this is one time when I believe the statement, "no pain, no gain." It hurts in the beginning but it will get better. Hang in there!

jsmitjsmit replied on April 26th, 2010

Hi Eve I like the way you go over every thing slow but I still am a little confused. In the chorus you played the last strum of the E when you were singing "swing" emphasizing"swing" and going back to the A chord on "low" . For the verse that you didn't play in the last scene you seemed to indicate to change back to A on "band". So in the chorus the word you emphasized "swing" was played on the last strum of E and "low" was the first strum of A. In the verse you indicated the word you emphasized "band" was the first strum of A and not the last strum of E. I am confused

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on May 3rd, 2010

Hi Jsmit, this is indeed a little bit confusing if you are not used to the way different words fit with the beat. The word "band" is the first strong beat in that line, so it is indeed where you change back to the A chord. I would suggest singing the word "a" ("a band of angels..") on the last strum of the E chord. The reality is, there are different ways of singing the same words, and sometimes that will affect exactly where the words fall in relation to the beat that you are keeping with the guitar. The job of the guitar is to always play the same pattern of strums, no matter what the words do. I hope that's helpful.

tonyespotonyespo replied on March 9th, 2010

Eve, I am having a difficult time with strums on your Swing Low Sweet Chariot 2 chord song. Would it be possible to post the song in Tab format with the strums included? I think you are the best beginners teacher on Jamplay. Thanks, Tonu

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on March 13th, 2010

Hi Tony, I believe the tab under "lesson exercises" is what you are looking for. Let me know if you have a more specific question I can help with.

mlapiamlapia replied on January 21st, 2010

I played this song through, and even though it was bad, I feel so good!

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on February 5th, 2010

ha ha, nothing like feeling good about being bad! But seriously, it will get better over time, so just have some patience with yourself and keep at it.

jeetahjeetah replied on December 6th, 2009

I love your lessons, thanks Eve

Eve.GoldbergEve.Goldberg replied on August 25th, 2009

Hey edwina, Nice to meet you here at JamPlay, and I'm glad you found the lesson helpful. Even if you don't like the song! Maybe you'll like some of the other songs in the lesson series...

EdwinaEdwina replied on August 23rd, 2009

I'm not a big fan of the song. But you do a great job of breaking it down and explaining exactly when to change cords. And I'm happy to see a female instructor on this site!!

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Lesson 1

Introduction to the Guitar

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg introduces the acoustic guitar. She talks about the parts of the guitar, the string names, and tuning.

Length: 27:16 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Learning the A Chord

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.

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Lesson 3

The E Chord

Eve Goldberg introduces the E chord. She explains how it is played and provides some exercises designed to improve your chord changing abilities.

Length: 21:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Swing Low with 2 Chords

Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Swing Low" and talks about playing it with two chords instead of one.

Length: 16:20 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Boom-Chuck Strum

Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.

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Boom-Chuck and Swing Low

Eve Goldberg teaches how the boom-chuck strum can be applied to the song "Swing Low".

Length: 8:16 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

The D Chord

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.

Length: 16:59 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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Little Birdy

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.

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I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

You will learn the The Carter Family song "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" in this lesson.

Length: 32:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Songs and Capos

Eve talks about 3 chord songs and demonstrates a few as an example. She also introduces the capo.

Length: 10:36 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

Capo and Keys

Eve continues her discussion on capos. She explains how to find a key by using a piano keyboard drawing.

Length: 12:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Flatpicks

Eve introduces the flatpick. She explains the proper way to hold it and strum.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

A to D Bass Run

Eve shows you how to to compliment your boom-chuck strum by adding an A to D bass run.

Length: 14:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

E to A Bass Run

In this lesson, Eve furthers your knowledge of bass runs by teaching the E to A bass run.

Length: 22:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

Review and Practice

Eve continues her discussion of bass runs and also covers some great practicing techniques.

Length: 22:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 16

The G Chord

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.

Length: 14:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 17

Gold Watch and Chain

Eve teaches the song "Gold Watch and Chain" using the G chord you learned in the last lesson.

Length: 19:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

Boom-Chucka Strum

Eve shows you how to add a little spice to your standard boom-chuck strum in this lesson.

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 19

Boom-a-Chucka Strum

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!

Length: 13:16 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 20

Incorporating the A to D Bass Run

Eve shows how to incorporate the A to D bass run into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

Length: 18:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 21

D to A Bass Run

Get ready for a new run! Eve teaches the D to A bass run in this lesson.

Length: 30:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 22

D to G Bass Run

Learn how to add even more flavor to "Gold Watch and Chain" by including a bass run from D to G.

Length: 20:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 23

G to D Bass Run

Learn the G to D bass run and incorporate it into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

Length: 29:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 24

Putting It Together

Eve encourages you to take all of the tools you've learned thus far and apply them to the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

Length: 16:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 25

Hobo's Lullaby

Eve introduces a new song called "Hobo's Lullaby."

Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 26

Hobo's Lullaby Fingerpicking

Eve introduces fingerpicking in this lesson by using the song "Hobo's Lullaby" as an example.

Length: 24:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 27

Adding Bass Runs: D to G

Eve adds a D to G bass run into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

Length: 19:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 28

Adding Bass Runs: A to D

Eve adds the bass run from A to D into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 29

Adding Bass Runs: G to A

Eve adds the bass run from G to A into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

Length: 19:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 30

The D Doodad

Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "Hobo's Lullaby" by adding one final technique: The D Doodad.

Length: 30:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 31

Careless Love Introduction

Eve Goldberg continues her beginner series with another amazing song called "Careless Love."

Length: 12:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 32

Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Careless Love" with a lesson about the pattern and chord changes of the song.

Length: 16:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 33

G Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

Eve Goldberg takes a look at the G chord fingerpicking pattern for the song "Careless Love."

Length: 14:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 34

D Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

Eve Goldberg continues "Careless Love" with a lesson about the fingerpicking pattern for the D chord.

Length: 16:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 35

C Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

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.

Length: 10:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 36

Careless Love Wrap-Up

Eve wraps up "Careless Love" with a lesson about putting the whole song together.

Length: 16:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 37

Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad Introduction

Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."

Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 38

Part 2: Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg reviews the chord structure for the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."

Length: 13:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 39

Part 3: Hammer-on Introduction

Eve Goldberg returns to "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson all about the hammer-on.

Length: 9:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 40

Part 4: C Chord 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.

Length: 13:18 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 41

Part 5: G Chord Hammer-on

Eve adds the G chord hammer-on to the song "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad."

Length: 15:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 42

Part 6: Bass Runs

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.

Length: 13:54 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 43

Part 7: G to C Bass Run

Eve plays the G to C run in the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad." Then, she breaks it down for practice.

Length: 16:42 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 44

Part 8: C to G Bass Run

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.

Length: 16:42 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 45

Part 9: G to Em Transition

Eve Goldberg covers a transitional chord between G and Em that functions like a bass run.

Length: 16:42 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 46

Part 10: All Together

Eve Goldberg wraps up "Goin' Down this Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson that combines all the techniques you have learned in the song.

Length: 17:12 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 47

Stewball Introduction

Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Stewball" in this lesson. Get started with a little history and some basic concepts.

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Lesson 48

Stewball Part 2: Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg talks about the chord structure for the song "Stewball" in this lesson.

Length: 11:48 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 49

Stewball Part 3: Strum Variations

Eve Goldberg wraps up the song "Stewball" with some strum pattern variations.

Length: 15:08 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 50

Drunken Sailor Part 1

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.

Length: 16:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 51

Drunken Sailor Part 2

Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Drunken Sailor" with some great tips on strumming patterns and more.

Length: 21:14 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 52

Drunken Sailor Part 3

Eve Goldberg finishes up "Drunken Sailor" with some new strumming exercises.

Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 53

Haul Away Joe Part 1

Eve Goldberg dives into "Haul Away Joe," another fun sea shanty.

Length: 25:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 54

Haul Away Joe Part 2

Eve Goldberg takes another look at "Haul Away Joe" with a brand new strumming pattern.

Length: 17:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 55

The John B. Sails

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".

Length: 21:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 56

The John B. Sails Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues with "The John B. Sails". This time she introduces a brand new strumming pattern.

Length: 17:47 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 57

The John B. Sails Part 3

Eve Goldberg finishes up "The John B. Sails" lessons with a couple of brand new chords and a new strum.

Length: 24:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 58

Practical Theory Part 1

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.

Length: 13:30 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 59

Practical Theory Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her practical theory discussion, this time with an emphasis on minor chords and how they fit in.

Length: 13:52 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 60

Frankie and Johnny Part 1

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...

Length: 24:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 61

Frankie and Johnny Part 2: Adding Bass Runs

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...

Length: 29:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 62

Frankie and Johnny Part 3: Finger Style

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...

Length: 18:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 63

Frankie and Johnny Part 4: Variations

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.

Length: 24:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 64

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

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.

Length: 18:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 65

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: Advanced Strumming

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.

Length: 15:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 66

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: Bass Runs

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".

Length: 24:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 67

The Water is Wide

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.

Length: 30:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About Eve Goldberg View Full Biography Imagine a kitchen party where Mother Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline show up, and you begin to get a sense of what it feels like inside songwriter Eve Goldberg's head. Never one to restrict herself to one genre of music, Eve has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz in venues ranging from small house concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC since 1990.

Eve was born in the Boston area but has called Toronto, Ontario home since 1981. As a child, she was dragged to folk concerts by the likes of The Weavers, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, the Watersons, and countless others. Eventually it sank in, and as a teenager she began to devour all kinds of contemporary and traditional roots music. She began performing in 1990, and hasn't looked back since. Along the way she's earned the respect of legendary musicians like Peggy Seeger, Geoff Muldaur, and Penny Lang.

Her watercolour voice and solid guitar style has become a favourite at festivals, folk clubs, and concert series across Canada and the US. With an equal passion for traditional music, and for the art of songwriting and interpretation, Eve's performances are intimate and relaxed, moving effortlessly from folk classics to original gems, all wrapped up in her clear, pure voice and dynamic guitar playing. She has released two albums to widespread acclaim -- 1998's "Ever Brightening Day" released on her own Sweet Patootie Music label, and 2003's "Crossing the Water," released by The Borealis Recording Company. Her instrumental tune "Watermelon Sorbet" was used for years as the opening theme to the popular CBC national radio show "Richardson's Roundup."

Her latest album "A Kinder Season" was released in September 2007 on Borealis Records (US Release: Jan 9, 2007). Recorded in the months after her mother's death, the album is a remarkable personal testament to the joy and hope that lurks somewhere beyond the heartache, and the sweetness that can be found even in the bitterest seasons of life. Produced by Ken Whiteley, "A Kinder Season" features twelve new originals that firmly establish Eve as a compelling and thoughtful writer whose songs draw honey from the rock of human experience. As legendary blues musician Geoff Muldaur put it, "As far as I'm concerned, Eve Goldberg is on the verge of riches. Big name folks would want to get hold of this stuff."

In January 2008, Eve released "The Streets of Burma," a song inspired by the peaceful demonstrations of monks and nuns in Burma in September 2007. Since then, Amnesty International Canada has used the song as part of its campaign to free U Gambira, one of the monks arrested following his participation in the protests. Visitors to www.amnesty.ca/streetsofburma/ can listen to a preview of the song, find out more about the situation in Burma, sign an e-postcard to help free U Gambira, and if they want, download the song in exchange for a donation to Amnesty International Canada.

"A pure and pleasing voice and a performance style that know no bounds."
  - Greg Quill, Toronto Star

"...one of the most promising young singers in the Canadian folk scene"
  -  Alistair Brown, Greenman Review

"Wow! Ever Brightening Day is one of the best albums I've heard this year!"
  -  Back Porch Music Distribution

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Signup today to enjoy access to our entire database of video lessons, along with our exclusive set of learning tools and features.



Unlimited Lesson Viewing

A JamPlay membership gives you access to every lesson, from every teacher on our staff. Additionally, there is no restriction on how many times you watch a lesson. Watch as many times as you need.

Live Lessons

Exclusive only to JamPlay, we currently broadcast 8-10 hours of steaming lesson services directly to you! Enjoy the benefits of in-person instructors and the conveniences of our community.

Interactive Community

Create your own profile, manage your friends list, and contact users with your own JamPlay Mailbox. JamPlay also features live chat with teachers and members, and an active Forum.

Chord Library

Each chord in our library contains a full chart, related tablature, and a photograph of how the chord is played. A comprehensive learning resource for any guitarist.

Scale Library

Our software allows you to document your progress for any lesson, including notes and percent of the lesson completed. This gives you the ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.

Custom Chord Sheets

At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 87 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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