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Eve Goldberg

Eve Goldberg

Eve is a Guitar instructor at

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Eve currently offers 134 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 67 beginner lessons, 65 intermediate lessons and 2 entertainment videos.

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Basic Acoustic Guitar

The acoustic guitar is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. Eve Goldberg will guide you on your guitar playing journey.


Introduction to the Guitar

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg introduces the acoustic guitar. She talks about the parts of the guitar, the string names, and tuning.

27:16 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Learning the A Chord

In this lesson, Eve Goldberg introduces the first chord in this series, the A chord. She also shows how this chord can be used to play a simple song.

22:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The E Chord

Eve Goldberg introduces the E chord. She explains how it is played and provides some exercises designed to improve your chord changing abilities.

21:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Swing Low with 2 Chords

Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Swing Low" and talks about playing it with two chords instead of one.

16:20 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Boom-Chuck Strum

Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.

15:56 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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Boom-Chuck and Swing Low

Eve Goldberg teaches how the boom-chuck strum can be applied to the song "Swing Low".

8:16 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The D Chord

In this lesson, Eve introduces the D chord. You will also learn how to switch from the D chord to the A chord while applying the boom-chuck strum.

16:59 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Little Birdy

Eve teaches the song "Little Birdy," which is a great tune to practice changing from the D chord to the A chord with your boom-chuck strum.

23:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

You will learn the The Carter Family song "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" in this lesson.

32:58 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Songs and Capos

Eve talks about 3 chord songs and demonstrates a few as an example. She also introduces the capo.

10:36 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Capo and Keys

Eve continues her discussion on capos. She explains how to find a key by using a piano keyboard drawing.

12:28 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty



Eve introduces the flatpick. She explains the proper way to hold it and strum.

10:00 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


A to D Bass Run

Eve shows you how to to compliment your boom-chuck strum by adding an A to D bass run.

14:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


E to A Bass Run

In this lesson, Eve furthers your knowledge of bass runs by teaching the E to A bass run.

22:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Review and Practice

Eve continues her discussion of bass runs and also covers some great practicing techniques.

22:46 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The G Chord

Eve introduces the G chord and practices changing to and from other chords you have learned. This is important for the next song you will learn.

14:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Gold Watch and Chain

Eve teaches the song "Gold Watch and Chain" using the G chord you learned in the last lesson.

19:02 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Boom-Chucka Strum

Eve shows you how to add a little spice to your standard boom-chuck strum in this lesson.

10:54 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Boom-a-Chucka Strum

You've learned the Boom-Chuck strum. You've learned the Boom-Chucka strum. Now you will learn the Boom-a-Chucka strum. Have fun!

13:16 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Incorporating the A to D Bass Run

Eve shows how to incorporate the A to D bass run into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

18:10 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


D to A Bass Run

Get ready for a new run! Eve teaches the D to A bass run in this lesson.

30:35 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


D to G Bass Run

Learn how to add even more flavor to "Gold Watch and Chain" by including a bass run from D to G.

20:02 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


G to D Bass Run

Learn the G to D bass run and incorporate it into the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

29:10 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Putting It Together

Eve encourages you to take all of the tools you've learned thus far and apply them to the song "Gold Watch and Chain."

16:07 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Hobo's Lullaby

Eve introduces a new song called "Hobo's Lullaby."

15:26 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Hobo's Lullaby Fingerpicking

Eve introduces fingerpicking in this lesson by using the song "Hobo's Lullaby" as an example.

24:19 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Adding Bass Runs: D to G

Eve adds a D to G bass run into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

19:27 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Adding Bass Runs: A to D

Eve adds the bass run from A to D into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

16:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Adding Bass Runs: G to A

Eve adds the bass run from G to A into the song "Hobo's Lullaby."

19:55 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The D Doodad

Eve Goldberg finishes up her lessons on "Hobo's Lullaby" by adding one final technique: The D Doodad.

30:49 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Careless Love Introduction

Eve Goldberg continues her beginner series with another amazing song called "Careless Love."

12:34 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion on "Careless Love" with a lesson about the pattern and chord changes of the song.

16:09 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


G Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

Eve Goldberg takes a look at the G chord fingerpicking pattern for the song "Careless Love."

14:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


D Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

Eve Goldberg continues "Careless Love" with a lesson about the fingerpicking pattern for the D chord.

16:48 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


C Chord Fingerpicking Pattern

Eve teaches a Travis style picking pattern for the C chord. She also explains how to make the change from the C to the G pattern.

10:02 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Careless Love Wrap-Up

Eve wraps up "Careless Love" with a lesson about putting the whole song together.

16:12 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad Introduction

Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."

11:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Part 2: Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg reviews the chord structure for the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad."

13:21 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Part 3: Hammer-on Introduction

Eve Goldberg returns to "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson all about the hammer-on.

9:40 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Part 4: C Chord Hammer-on

Eve Goldberg continues her discussion of the hammer-on. She explains how a hammer-on can be used within a C major chord and the importance of timing.

13:18 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Part 5: G Chord Hammer-on

Eve adds the G chord hammer-on to the song "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad."

15:15 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Part 6: Bass Runs

Eve gives a quick review of what you have learned so far in "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad." Then, she dives into some bass runs that can be added to the chord progression.

13:54 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Part 7: G to C Bass Run

Eve plays the G to C run in the song "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad." Then, she breaks it down for practice.

16:42 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Part 8: C to G Bass Run

Eve taught the G to C bass run in the last lesson. In this lesson, she teaches you how to go from C back to G.

16:42 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Part 9: G to Em Transition

Eve Goldberg covers a transitional chord between G and Em that functions like a bass run.

16:42 Runtime

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Part 10: All Together

Eve Goldberg wraps up "Goin' Down this Road Feelin' Bad" with a lesson that combines all the techniques you have learned in the song.

17:12 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Stewball Introduction

Eve Goldberg introduces a new song called "Stewball" in this lesson. Get started with a little history and some basic concepts.

10:11 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Stewball Part 2: Chord Structure

Eve Goldberg talks about the chord structure for the song "Stewball" in this lesson.

11:48 Runtime

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Stewball Part 3: Strum Variations

Eve Goldberg wraps up the song "Stewball" with some strum pattern variations.

15:08 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Drunken Sailor Part 1

Eve Goldberg returns to JamPlay with another exciting addition to her beginner series! Here you will take a look at "Drunken Sailor". Eve builds on this song in lessons to come.

16:44 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Drunken Sailor Part 2

Eve Goldberg returns to the song "Drunken Sailor" with some great tips on strumming patterns and more.

21:14 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Drunken Sailor Part 3

Eve Goldberg finishes up "Drunken Sailor" with some new strumming exercises.

13:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Haul Away Joe Part 1

Eve Goldberg dives into "Haul Away Joe," another fun sea shanty.

25:29 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Haul Away Joe Part 2

Eve Goldberg takes another look at "Haul Away Joe" with a brand new strumming pattern.

17:32 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The John B. Sails

Eve Goldberg starts on a new folk song called "The John B. Sails". This particular song was later made famous by The Beach Boys under the title of "Sloop John B".

21:42 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The John B. Sails Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues with "The John B. Sails". This time she introduces a brand new strumming pattern.

17:47 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


The John B. Sails Part 3

Eve Goldberg finishes up "The John B. Sails" lessons with a couple of brand new chords and a new strum.

24:16 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Practical Theory Part 1

Eve Goldberg dives into some basic, practical theory to expand your knowledge of the guitar. In this lesson, she talks about the I-IV-V progression and explains the circle of fifths.

13:30 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Practical Theory Part 2

Eve Goldberg continues her practical theory discussion, this time with an emphasis on minor chords and how they fit in.

13:52 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Frankie and Johnny Part 1

In lesson 60 of her basic guitar series, Eve Goldberg offers up another traditional song to add to your repertoire. In part one, you'll learn the basic patterns for Frankie and Johnny. You'll also be introduced to the B7 chord, which the song utilizes.

24:37 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Frankie and Johnny Part 2: Adding Bass Runs

Now that you've learned the basic chords and structure of the song Frankie and Johnny, it's time to start adding some extra bits. In lesson 61 Eve will walk you through adding bass runs between chord changes. She also introduces a spot where you can use the E7 chord to change the feel of the song.

29:52 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Frankie and Johnny Part 3: Finger Style

As we are adding more complexity to this tune, it's a good time to look at how it's played using the fingerstyle technique. As with the other lessons on this song, Eve will start you off with a basic pattern and add complexity as you go.

18:24 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Frankie and Johnny Part 4: Variations

You've learned all of "Frankie and Johnny" at this point. Now it's time to put all of the techniques together and create a varied and flowing arrangement.

24:22 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

In lesson 64 of her basic guitar series, Eve provides a look at another traditional tune. You'll start off with the basic song, and then progress by adding additional skills and challenges.

18:30 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: Advanced Strumming

It's time to take a closer look at spicing up the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down." In this lesson, Eve introduces more strumming options, including several that haven't been discussed previously.

15:27 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: Bass Runs

In lesson 66 of her basic guitar series, Eve demonstrates the bass runs that will work over the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down".

24:07 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


The Water is Wide

To finalize her beginner series, Eve offers up the song "The Water is Wide." This will be a good start on the song that you can use to transition to her fingerstyle series.

30:34 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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