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 final look at the tune, Eve discusses ways that you can lay the lyrics over top of the song and change it around to make it uniquely yours!
Taught by Eve Goldberg in Fingerstyle Guitar with Eve Goldberg seriesLength: 12:26Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of "Shortnin' Bread" in this lesson.Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg talks about pattern 3 in the song "Shortnin' Bread" then puts it all together.Length: 13:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg introduces the concept of syncopation into "Shortnin' Bread."Length: 16:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg adds syncopation to the melody of "Shortnin' Bread."Length: 11:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg revisits "Shortnin' Bread" with a lesson on syncopating Pattern 3.Length: 6:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Eve Goldberg takes all 3 patterns and brings them together in the song "Shortnin' Bread."Length: 13:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg explains the most effective way to practice with a metronome.Length: 19:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Shortnin' Bread" and syncopation with a new variation.Length: 9:15 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues teaching the second syncopation variation with a look at pattern two.Length: 8:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Eve Goldberg covers pattern three in her second syncopation variation mini-series.Length: 6:49 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
Eve Goldberg reviews her third syncopation variation using the song "Shortnin' Bread" as an example.Length: 8:39 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues "Shortnin' Bread" by applying her third syncopation variation to pattern two.Length: 7:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
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
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
Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of the fourth syncopation variation in her fingerstyle series.Length: 7:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eve Goldberg continues "Freight Train" with a lesson on the second half of the melody.Length: 31:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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