To help continue with fret hand development, Pamela demonstrates an exercise that improves fret hand reach, finger independence, and flexibility.
Taught by Pamela Goldsmith in Classical Guitar with Pamela Goldsmith seriesLength: 11:21Difficulty: 2.5 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
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"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.
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