I was browsing YouTube the other day for interesting guitar-related videos, and I came across a video called AirTap! featuring a guitarist named Eric Mongrain, and with over 2 million hits on YouTube, I’m certainly not the first person to discover Mongrain. Mongrain uses a technique called “lap tapping” where he places the guitar on his lap and taps the guitar like a pianist would play the piano. I was expecting somewhat of a gimmick, but AirTap! is actually a fairly interesting song.
If you’re a fan of Michael Hedges, then you might like Mongrain’s music. He cites Hedges as one of his primary influences, and it shows in his music. Check out AirTap! below.