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Hammond Organ CompleteItem #: HL.50449479
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Written by Dave Limina.
Tunes, Tones and Techniques for Drawbar Keyboards. Berklee Guide. Instructional methods from Berklee College of Music. With BOOK W/CD. 9x12 inches. 128 pages. Published by Berklee Press Publications. (HL.50449479)
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The secret to creating funky sizzles and classic Hammond sounds is mastering the combined use of the drawbars, expression pedal, and the Leslie speaker speed switch. Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be! This hands-on guide takes you step-by-step through the techniques of playing the drawbar organ, one skill at a time. You'll learn to: play gospel, R&B, jazz, blues, funk and rock; achieve fantastic special effects; understand all the parts of the organ and how to use them; and much more. The accompanying CD includes 21 exercises, plus performance demos of 8 songs, with minus-organ versions so you can jam along! A fantastic introduction to all aspects of playing the B3 organ. Definitely worth checking out. - John Medeski