Folk Guitar with Eve Goldberg

With Eve Goldberg's history and long-time fascination with Folk music, she shares her knowledge through easy to follow, song-based lessons.

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With Eve Goldberg's history and long-time fascination with Folk music, she shares her knowledge through easy to follow, song-based lessons.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Introduction to Folk Music

Eve Goldberg is proud to present a brand new series on folk music. In this lesson, she talks about the history of folk, her background with folk, and what to expect in this series moving forward.

Length: 15:02 Difficulty: 0.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

The Water Is Wide Part 1

Eve Goldberg kicks off her folk series with a lesson on the beautiful song, "The Water Is Wide". You will learn the basics of this song in part 1, then move on to more difficult techniques in lessons to come.

Length: 12:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

The Water Is Wide Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" in the key of G. This time, she explains a beautiful new fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

The Water Is Wide Part 3

In part 3 of "The Water Is Wide," Eve Goldberg moves the song to the key of D.

Length: 18:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

The Water Is Wide Part 4

Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" by introducing drop D tuning.

Length: 24:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Deep Blue Sea

Eve Goldberg dives into "Deep Blue Sea," a beautiful new song that you may remember from her introduction in lesson one.

Length: 11:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Deep Blue Sea Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "Deep Blue Sea" with a simple fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Deep Blue Sea Part 3

Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on the song "Deep Blue Sea" with a more challenging fingerpicking pattern.

Length: 13:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 9

Deep Blue Sea Part 4

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg works on the bare-bones version of the melody in "Deep Blue Sea" before sprucing it up in later lessons.

Length: 20:27 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Deep Blue Sea Part 5

Eve Goldberg continues her mini-series on "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on syncopating the melody to give it more interest.

Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 11

Deep Blue Sea Part 6

Now that you've learned syncopation in "Deep Blue Sea," Eve Goldberg discusses how to fill out the melody even more.

Length: 15:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 12

Deep Blue Sea Part 7

Eve Goldberg continues using "Deep Blue Sea" as an example for developing techniques. This time you'll learn about "pinching," another neat trick that makes your song sound fuller.

Length: 12:28 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 13

Deep Blue Sea Part 8

Eve Goldberg concludes "Deep Blue Sea" with a lesson on combining your singing, fingerpicking pattern, and melody into a nice, well-rounded arrangement.

Length: 19:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 14

Storms On the Ocean: Part 1

Eve Goldberg returns to her Folk Guitar series with a look at a new traditional folk song. Specifically, she's turning her attention to the song Storms On the Ocean as played by the Carter family. In this lesson you'll learn the basic chord progression, strum pattern and structure.

Length: 20:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

Storms On the Ocean: Part 2

Eve is once again working with the folk song Storms On the Ocean. In lesson 15 you'll be looking at different strumming techniques that can be used to spice up the song.

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 16

Storms On the Ocean: Part 3

Now that you've got the basic rhythm portions of Storms On the Ocean down, it's time to start adding more. In lesson 16, Eve covers the use of hammer-ons and their timing within this and other songs.

Length: 21:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 17

Storms On the Ocean: Part 4

In part four of her look at Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses adding melodic content to the song. To get you started, she'll use the vocal melody to help you lay in a basic melody that can be expanded on later.

Length: 18:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 18

Storms On the Ocean: Part 5

In the previous lesson, Eve went over a basic melody idea covering the verse of the song. In lesson 18 she's going to expand on that melody and discuss ways of spicing it up!

Length: 19:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 19

Storms On the Ocean: Part 6

In lesson 19 of her Folk series, Even discusses the chorus section melody to Storms On the Ocean. In this lesson you'll find the basic melody based off of the chords you're playing and start laying a foundation to add to the melody in the next lesson.

Length: 23:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 20

Storms On the Ocean: Part 7

In the previous lesson you went over the bare bones melody for the chorus. Lesson 20 is all about spicing that melody up so that you can add it to the verse melody.

Length: 19:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

Storms On the Ocean: Part 8

To wrap up her song study of Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses ways of combining all the elements taught in the previous seven lessons. She demonstrates a couple different ways that you may want to accomplish your own arrangement of the song.

Length: 19:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
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