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May 11, 2007

Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar: George Van Eps

In this video clip you can see some rare footage of George Van Eps, the master of fingerstyle jazz guitar, playing the Gershwin tune 'I've Got a Crush on You'. In the late 1930s George Van Eps designed a 7-string guitar (with an extra bass string). He called his style of playing, later adopted by Howard Alden and John Pizzarelli, "lap piano".

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2 comments:

Jerlaw said...

Hello; I am an accomplished jazz guitarist & play professionally. What I would like to learn is some fingerstyle jazz for comping & for solo chord melodies. What do you have to offer

Marcus said...

Hello,
check this out:
http://www.marcusklossek.de/any-chet-atkins-fans-in-the-house/

It's played with a pick and finger.

Cheers,
Marcus