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 Playing Advice: 4-String (Jazz, Blues & Other Trad Styles)

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parlour player - Posted - 12/16/2018:  04:10:27


Lonesome Mama Blues 1923

csacwp - Posted - 12/16/2018:  07:45:56

Van Eps was a 5 string player.

parlour player - Posted - 12/16/2018:  14:10:07

Yes John, I know I put this link here as this is the Blues forum.
If think it should be moved please feel free to request a move



davidcava - Posted - 12/16/2018:  14:39:19

This forum is for everyone. I wish Miles Davis would come back to life and post something on here.....

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 12/16/2018:  16:50:37

I don't care if Van Eps did play the 5 string. It's wonderful playing, and I think even players of 4 string instruments can benefit by listening to how he handles a tune. Besides, this is a very enjoyable clip.

If anything, you should post a link to this video in all the "playing advice" forums. I sometimes think that tenor and plectrum players tend to ignore the fact that there are five string players, and vice versa. I also sometimes think that a link in the 5 string advice section might show bluegrass and clawhammer players some of the other possibilities of their own instruments.

Edited by - G Edward Porgie on 12/16/2018 16:53:31

davidcava - Posted - 12/16/2018:  17:04:15

I could write a book George.....I think I may just do that......I may a little help though. It would be about the banjo , and the reflections of it, through the american pyschee....did I spell that right?

Greenmeat - Posted - 12/17/2018:  01:03:33

The Van Eps family was a very musical group. One son Robert played Piano and another son George played Banjo for a few years then switched to 7 String Jazz Guitar. The whole family was very musical. Eddy

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