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
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?
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