Pamela demonstrates the difference between free strokes and rest strokes.
Taught by Pamela Goldsmith in Classical Guitar with Pamela Goldsmith seriesLength: 11:29Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
The origins of the classical guitar date back to the fifteenth century. The vihuela, lute, and baroque guitar are the early predecessors of the guitar. With its origins reaching deep into the past, the classical guitar repertoire spans over five hundred years worth of material. Pamela Goldsmith explains the techniques necessary to mastering this timeless art form.
Here we go JamPlay! A new instructor is joining the squad. Her name is Pamela Goldsmith, and she is here to teach us about classical guitar.Length: 14:58 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In lesson 2, Pamela provides more introductory information about playing classical guitar. You will learn about nail care and proper tone production.Length: 17:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Pamela demonstrates how to get your fingers warmed up while working in the key of C. Using The "PIMA" technique, this lesson will help open doors to classical style playing. Enjoy!Length: 11:18 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In lesson 4, Pamela continues from her last lesson by moving the C major scale to second position. She demonstrates a few new technical exercises in this position.Length: 14:01 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Pamela is back in lesson 5 with more right hand technique. Here you will learn how to advance the "PIMA" technique and work through each finger as you transition from chord to chord.Length: 9:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Pamela Goldsmith once again grants us insight in our quest to learn classical style guitar. In this lesson she explains how to play the classic piece "Malaguena." Lesson topics include right hand patterns,...Length: 13:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela introduces proper slurring technique. Also known as hammer-ons and pull-offs, this lesson will take you on a knowledge bound adventure. You will learn some exercises that muscle memory and dexterity....Length: 12:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Need more information on how to perform slurs? In lesson 8, Pamela provides additional slur practice with an original study in the key of A minor.Length: 12:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela is back with a great lesson on a Matteo Carcassi study in the key of D. Here you will be able to apply the slurring techniques you have learned in previous lessons with an in depth look at Matteo...Length: 13:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Today, Pamela has the pleasure of teaching you an original etude inspired by Leo Brouwer. Here you will utilize all the techniques you have learned so far. In addition, you will walk away with a beautiful...Length: 12:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In lesson 11, demonstrates how to play the C major scale in diatonic thirds. This lesson will hone your technique and overall knowledge of the fretboard.Length: 8:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Pamela brings us Fernando Sor's "Andante." This is a short and sweet piece that reinforces the techniques that Pamela has demonstrated in previous lessons.Length: 8:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela brings a cap to her first 13 JamPlay lessons with another original etude inspired by the great Leo Brouwer. This is a short but sweet lesson in which you will mainly stay in 1st position but will...Length: 8:38 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Welcome to lesson 14 in the Classical Guitar Series! Here Pamela demonstrates some fingerpicking exercises that use fingers P, M, and I.Length: 12:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela demonstrates what she calls her "Easy Etude." This short piece utilizes the P, I, and M fingers.Length: 17:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela takes a look at a study written by Dionisio Aguado. It's in the key of A minor with a P, I, M, I pattern.Length: 30:39 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela demonstrates the difference between free strokes and rest strokes.Length: 11:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Pamela covers an exercise that uses the rest stroke technique within some simple arpeggio patterns.Length: 6:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela teaches "Lagrima" by composer Francisco Tárrega.Length: 28:32 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela explains the theory and fretboard patterns pertaining to the E major and E minor scales. She also demonstrates Andrés Segovia's famous three octave scales.Length: 38:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela takes an in depth look at some different slur techniques.Length: 13:48 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela works off of lesson 21 and demonstrates different ways to create ornaments within your playing. You can hang this one on a tree.Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Welcome to Lesson 23 of Classical Guitar with Pamela Goldsmith! Here she demonstrates some exercises to develop your fretting hand for classical application.Length: 11:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela introduces a new fret hand endurance building technique known as "Spider Walks."Length: 15:41 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
To help continue with fret hand development, Pamela demonstrates an exercise that improves fret hand reach, finger independence, and flexibility.Length: 11:21 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Pamela demonstrates 1, 2, and 3 octave patterns for the A major scale.Length: 27:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela teaches Fernando Sor's Op. 44, No. 11.Length: 28:36 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela presents this study by Aguado. It has a cheerful, circus-like sound and will be a great addition to your repertoire.Length: 17:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela presents another fantastic Aguado study that utilizes all P, I, M, A picking fingers. Pamela also tells a little history about Aguado himself and his style of guitar playing.Length: 23:53 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
This Fernando Sor piece features light, free flowing movement in 3/8 time. Pamela demonstrates the correct fingering and chord positioning.Length: 12:07 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
This study features a sextuplet arpeggio pattern. Expand and apply your current knowledge of classical guitar with this great lesson!Length: 21:09 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela dives into techniques that develop your fret hand for barre chords.Length: 24:54 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela continues to discuss barre chord techniques. This time around, she moves to the 5th string.Length: 18:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This beautiful Matteo Carcassi piece labeled "Andantino" is presented by Pamela. Op. 60, No. 3 is a great piece to work on to develop your dynamic control.Length: 39:40 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Pamela introduces the first part of a two part lesson on the classical song titled simply "Romance."Length: 20:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Pamela demonstrates the second part or B part to the classical piece titled "Romance." This lesson complete the piece as a whole and presents yet another opportunity to practice dynamics.Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Pamela uses this Carcassi study to help demonstrate more slur techniques.Length: 18:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
About Pamela Goldsmith
View Full Biography
"A native of New England, Pamela Goldsmith was first introduced to
classical guitar by Joe Zuccala in Massachusetts. His inspiration and
guidance prepared her for her future as a student and teacher. Since
studying with Zuccala, Pamela has worked with Keith Crook at the
University of Maine, Jeff Ashton and Bryan Johanson at Portland State
University and Scott Kritzer in Portland Oregon. Pamela has performed in
master classes and continues to perform solo concerts in the Northwest.
Pamela received her Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Portland State University and her Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar studies from the University of Maine in Orono. She has served as a graduate assistant teacher at Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon, and is an adjunct faculty member at Linfield College (McMinnville, OR) as well as a private guitar instructor. Pamela is passionate about the history and vitality of the pieces in her repertoire.
Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.
Orville Johnson introduces turnarounds and provides great ideas and techniques.Free LessonSeries Details
Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.Free LessonSeries Details
Fingerstyle guitar is a broad term that can incorporate percussive elements of playing as well as Chet Atkins/Jerry Reed...Free LessonSeries Details
Mitch teaches his interpretation of the classic "Cannonball Rag." This song provides beginning and intermediate guitarists...Free LessonSeries Details
Hawkeye teaches several Robert Johnson licks in this lesson. These licks are played with a slide in open G tuning.Free LessonSeries Details
Playing fingerstyle requires the ability to play different techniques at the same time. This of course, is not always an...Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Justin introduces his series on playing with a capo and dishes out some basic tips, including how to properly...Free LessonSeries Details
Jim discusses the importance of setting goals. He provides some tips that will help steer your practicing in the right direction.Free LessonSeries Details
Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.
Lisa breaks into the very basics of the electric guitar. She starts by explaining the parts of the guitar. Then, she dives...Free LessonSeries Details
Dynamics can be a key component to becoming expressive with your melodies. Irene applies some dynamic expressive techniques...Free LessonSeries Details
Join Joe as he shows one of his favorite drills for strengthening his facility around the fretboard: The Spider Technique.Free LessonSeries Details
David MacKenzie introduces the tapping technique and teaches a fun exercise. This lesson includes a backing track.Free LessonSeries Details
Born in 1986 and hailing from Brazil, Andre showed musical inclination at an early age. Influenced by native Brazilian Jazz...Free LessonSeries Details
Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.Free LessonSeries Details
Dan Sugarman gives us an introduction and preview to his series - Sugarman's Shredding Revolution.Free LessonSeries Details
Welcome to Inside and Out with Jeff Marshall! In this lesson series, Jeff takes a bottom up approach to fret board proficiency....Free LessonSeries Details
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||125||1 – 3||1||Zillions|
|Interaction with Instructors||Daily Webcam Sessions||Weekly|
|Professional Instructors||Luck of the Draw||Luck of the Draw|
|Learn Any Style||Sorta|
|Multiple Camera Angles||Sometimes||-||Sometimes|
|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.