Eve introduces the flatpick. She explains the proper way to hold it and strum.
Taught by Eve Goldberg in Basic Acoustic Guitar seriesLength: 10:00Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
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.Length: 27:16 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
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.Length: 22:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
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
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
Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.Length: 15:56 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Eve Goldberg teaches how the boom-chuck strum can be applied to the song "Swing Low".Length: 8:16 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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
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.Length: 23:54 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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
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
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
Eve introduces the flatpick. She explains the proper way to hold it and strum.Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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
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
Eve continues her discussion of bass runs and also covers some great practicing techniques.Length: 22:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eve introduces a new song called "Hobo's Lullaby."Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve introduces fingerpicking in this lesson by using the song "Hobo's Lullaby" as an example.Length: 24:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve adds a D to G bass run into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."Length: 19:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Eve adds the bass run from A to D into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve adds the bass run from G to A into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."Length: 19:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg continues her beginner series with another amazing song called "Careless Love."Length: 12:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg takes a look at the G chord fingerpicking pattern for the song "Careless Love."Length: 14:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues "Careless Love" with a lesson about the fingerpicking pattern for the D chord.Length: 16:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve wraps up "Careless Love" with a lesson about putting the whole song together.Length: 16:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg reviews the chord structure for the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."Length: 13:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
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
Eve adds the G chord hammer-on to the song "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad."Length: 15:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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
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
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
Eve Goldberg covers a transitional chord between G and Em that functions like a bass run.Length: 16:42 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Stewball" in this lesson. Get started with a little history and some basic concepts.Length: 10:11 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg talks about the chord structure for the song "Stewball" in this lesson.Length: 11:48 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg wraps up the song "Stewball" with some strum pattern variations.Length: 15:08 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
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
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
Eve Goldberg finishes up "Drunken Sailor" with some new strumming exercises.Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg dives into "Haul Away Joe," another fun sea shanty.Length: 25:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg takes another look at "Haul Away Joe" with a brand new strumming pattern.Length: 17:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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