(Berklee Guide). 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
|Publisher:||Berklee Press Publications|
|Edition description:||BOOK & CD|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.37(d)|
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The fatness of the Hammond sound is unique and it has been more popular than ever. This book presents in three parts (instrument, exercises and tunes) all you need to know about the instrument. The exercises help develop all your Hammond chops to fully express yourself on a variety of styles. There are simple and effective. The CD lets you hear and play all the exercises and tunes. It¿s a great book for producers and keyboard players to get deep in the Hammond organ. As the author writes in the introduction: ¿Whether you¿re laying down a background track on a rock tune or leading a jazz organ trio, having Hammond chops will make you a more powerful and in-demand keyboard player.¿
Attempting to play the drawbar organ may seem like a daunting task. Learning to use the expression pedal and Leslie speaker speed switch to produce a pleasing sound may seem impossible. But it doesn't have to be. With twenty-one exciting lessons, 'Hammond Organ Complete' will show you step-by-step how to master this incredible intstrument. You will find yourself playing along to the accompanying CD, which provides you the opportunity to try out your new techniques, in no time. And you will also find that your playing is not limited to one particular style. Form jazz to rock, you will find yourself exploring a new form a musical expression that will not only bring you satisfaction, but greatly please your audience.