Using a Metronome (Guitar Lesson)


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Eve Goldberg

Using a Metronome

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

Taught by Eve Goldberg in Fingerstyle Guitar with Eve Goldberg seriesLength: 19:46Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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tonigreertonigreer replied on August 14th, 2012

Love your lessons Eve I hope there are more to come.

usgrusgr replied on July 21st, 2012

What comes after the last lesson

eddobeaseddobeas replied on February 6th, 2012

I just finished the entire lesson set and enjoyed it so much! Also looking forward to more. Thanks a lot, Eve!

istetzistetz replied on January 27th, 2012

can u do more live lessons? the only ones coming up are at 4am my time :(

toshtosh replied on January 10th, 2012

40 years after starting on a guitar and my 2nd time with Jam Play, I am delighted to say I completed your lesson Eve. You are a GREAT teacher , so thank you for showing patience in your 16 lessons of finger picking for folks like me - slow learners.

bkormobilebkormobile replied on December 12th, 2011

Hi, I just rejoined Jamplay in hopes we might be starting on 'Freight Train'. Looking forward to any new fingerpickin' lessons you and the Jamplay staff are able to produce. You are a wonderful teacher with perfectly paced lessons. I'm getting it!! Thank you, Eve and Jamplay.

naftaftanaftafta replied on November 30th, 2011

Looking forward for new lessons!

bkormobilebkormobile replied on December 12th, 2011

Addendum to my prior comment: I need to read up on how to increase your lesson(s) rating more than 1 increment at a time - I stopped at 3. But, If 5 is the highest, you rate a 10. If 10 is the highest you rate . . . well, you get the idea.

lara08lara08 replied on October 25th, 2011

Eve, thank you for this very helpful lessons, i love them :-) Greetings from Germany

blinkyblinky replied on October 6th, 2011

Need more Eve!

jim galejim gale replied on September 5th, 2011

I, too, am looking forward to more lessons. The pace and breakdown works very well for me. Thanks

dutchfinestdutchfinest replied on August 31st, 2011

so far i really enjoyed the lesson series and i do hope new lessons will be up soon. thanks Eve (and the often neglected jamplay staff)

Fingerstyle Guitar with Eve Goldberg

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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.



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 Members 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
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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 7

Shortnin' Bread Part 2

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

Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 11

Introduction to Syncopation

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

Length: 16:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 16

Using a Metronome

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

Length: 19:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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 Members 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...

Length: 27:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 27:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 7:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 17:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members 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...

Length: 12:26 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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