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George Van Eps

George Van Eps

born on 7/8/1913 in Plainfield, NJ, United States

died on 29/11/1998 in Newport Beach, CA, United States

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George Van Eps

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George Van Eps

George Van Eps (August 7, 1913 – November 29, 1998) (often called "the Father of the Seven String Guitar") was an American swing and mainstream jazz guitarist. \

Biography

Noted for his recordings as a leader, and his work as a session musician, Van Eps was also the author of instructional books that explored his approach to guitar-based harmony. He was well known as a pioneer of the seven-string guitar, which allowed him to incorporate sophisticated bass lines into his improvisation. He was a strong influence on later seven-string players such as Howard Alden (with whom he recorded four CDs for Concord Records in the early 1990s), Bucky Pizzarelli, and John Pizzarelli (Bucky's son). His father was the legendary classic banjo player Fred Van Eps.[1]

Van Eps died of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California at the age of 85.[2]

Bibliography

  • Van Eps, George (1939). Method for Guitar, Epiphone.
  • Van Eps, George (1993). Guitar Solos, Mel Bay Publications.
  • Van Eps, George (1980). Harmonic Mechanisms for Guitar, Volume One, Mel Bay Publications.
  • Van Eps, George (1981). Harmonic Mechanisms for Guitar, Volume Two, Mel Bay Publications.
  • Van Eps, George (1982). Harmonic Mechanisms for Guitar, Volume Three, Mel Bay Publications.

References

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  2. Watrous, Peter, George Van Eps, 85, Musician Who Popularized 7-String Guitar, 7 December 1998.
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