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Fingerstyle Guitar with Eve Goldberg

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.

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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.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

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.

Length: 10:51 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 2

Basic Fingerstyle Principles

Eve Goldebrg talks about the basic principles behind fingerstyle guitar and provides some exercises to get you started.

Length: 17:48 Difficulty: 1.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 3

Skip to My Lou Part 1

Eve Goldberg presents a lesson to help cement basic fingerstyle techniques using "Skip to My Lou" as a simple practice song.

Length: 16:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Skip to My Lou Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the simple tune "Skip to My Lou" as a way of showing basic fingerstyle techniques.

Length: 17:10 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Skip to My Lou Part 3

Eve Goldberg concludes "Skip to My Lou" in this lesson by going over the last line of the song.

Length: 14:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Introduction to Shortnin' Bread

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."

Length: 20:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

Shortnin' Bread Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of "Shortnin' Bread" in this lesson.

Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Shortnin' Bread Part 3

Eve Goldberg continues instruction on the song "Shortnin' Bread" in this lesson by taking a look at pattern 2.

Length: 14:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Shortnin' Bread Part 4

Eve Goldberg talks about pattern 3 in the song "Shortnin' Bread" then puts it all together.

Length: 13:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Shortnin' Bread Part 5

Eve Goldberg continues "Shortnin' Bread" with a lesson on the melody for the verse, or the "B" part of the song.

Length: 20:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 11

Introduction to Syncopation

Eve Goldberg introduces the concept of syncopation into "Shortnin' Bread."

Length: 16:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Applying Syncopation: Pattern 1

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg adds syncopation to the melody of "Shortnin' Bread."

Length: 11:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Applying Syncopation: Pattern 2

Eve Goldberg applied syncopation to Pattern 1 in the last lesson. Now, she adds syncopation to Pattern 2.

Length: 8:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 14

Applying Syncopation: Pattern 3

Eve Goldberg revisits "Shortnin' Bread" with a lesson on syncopating Pattern 3.

Length: 6:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 15

Applying Syncopation: Putting it Together

Eve Goldberg takes all 3 patterns and brings them together in the song "Shortnin' Bread."

Length: 13:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Using a Metronome

Eve Goldberg explains the most effective way to practice with a metronome.

Length: 19:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Syncopation: Variation Two Part 1

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Shortnin' Bread" and syncopation with a new variation.

Length: 9:15 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Syncopation: Variation Two Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues teaching the second syncopation variation with a look at pattern two.

Length: 8:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Syncopation: Variation Two Part 3

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg covers pattern three in her second syncopation variation mini-series.

Length: 6:49 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 20

Syncopation: Variation Two All Together

Eve Goldberg finishes up the second syncopation variation with a lesson on how to put it all together.

Length: 19:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

Syncopation: Variation Three Part 1

Eve Goldberg reviews her third syncopation variation using the song "Shortnin' Bread" as an example.

Length: 8:39 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 22

Syncopation: Variation Three Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues "Shortnin' Bread" by applying her third syncopation variation to pattern two.

Length: 7:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 23

Syncopation: Variation Three Part 3

In her fingerstyle lesson 23, Eve Goldberg takes a look at the final pattern of syncopation variation three.

Length: 5:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 24

Syncopation: Variation Three All Together

Eve Goldberg concludes her mini-series on syncopation variation three with a lesson on putting it all together.

Length: 14:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 25

Syncopation: Variation Four Part 1

In lesson 25 of her fingerstyle series, Eve Goldberg adds a brand new syncopation variation to your bag of tricks.

Length: 10:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 26

Syncopation: Variation Four Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of the fourth syncopation variation in her fingerstyle series.

Length: 7:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 27

Syncopation: Variation Four Part 3

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the fourth syncopation variation with a look at the third pattern.

Length: 6:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 28

Syncopation: Variation Four All Together

Eve Goldberg concludes her mini-series on syncopation variation four with a lesson on putting it all together.

Length: 17:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 29

Syncopation: All Patterns

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.

Length: 13:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 30

Reading Fingerstyle Tablature

Eve Goldberg takes a few minutes to discuss some of the trickier parts of reading tablature for fingerstyle guitar.

Length: 7:09 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 31

Freight Train Part 1

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.

Length: 17:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 32

Freight Train Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on the song "Freight Train" with a close look at the first half of the melody.

Length: 30:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 33

Freight Train Part 3

Eve Goldberg continues "Freight Train" with a lesson on the second half of the melody.

Length: 31:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 34

Freight Train Part 4

Eve Goldberg takes a look at a fun syncopation for the song "Freight Train" in this lesson.

Length: 24:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 35

Freight Train Part 5

Eve Goldberg finishes up the syncopation for "Freight Train" by taking a look at the second part.

Length: 21:09 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 36

Freight Train: Part 6

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.

Length: 20:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 37

Freight Train: Part 7

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.

Length: 21:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 38

Freight Train: Part 8

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.

Length: 25:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 39

Freight Train: Part 9

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.

Length: 22:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 40

Freight Train: Part 10

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.

Length: 27:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 41

Freight Train: Part 11

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.

Length: 27:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 42

Freight Train: Part 12

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...

Length: 7:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 43

Freight Train: Part 13

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.

Length: 17:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 44

Freight Train: Part 14

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...

Length: 12:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
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