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.
Taught by Eve Goldberg in Folk Guitar with Eve Goldberg seriesLength: 15:02Difficulty: 0.0 of 5
With Eve Goldberg's history and long-time fascination with Folk music, she shares her knowledge through easy to follow, song-based lessons.
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 Members Only
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...Length: 12:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
In part 3 of "The Water Is Wide," Eve Goldberg moves the song to the key of D.Length: 18:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "The Water Is Wide" by introducing drop D tuning.Length: 24:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on "Deep Blue Sea" with a simple fingerpicking pattern.Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eve Goldberg continues her lessons on the song "Deep Blue Sea" with a more challenging fingerpicking pattern.Length: 13:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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...Length: 20:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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...Length: 18:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
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...Length: 23:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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 Members Only
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...Length: 19:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
About Eve Goldberg
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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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