The Hammond Organ - Beauty in the B

The Hammond Organ - Beauty in the B

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(Book). Now fully updated, The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B traces the technological and artistic evolution of the B-3 and other tonewheel organs, as well as the whirling Leslie speakers that catapulted the Hammond sound into history. You'll discover the genius that went into the development of Hammond's tonewheel generator, drawbar harmonics, percussion, scanner vibrato and other innovations, as well as the incredible assistance Don Leslie provided for Hammond by creating his famous rotating speaker system. Plus B-3 legends including soul-jazzman Jimmy McGriff and progressive rocker Keith Emerson share their playing techniques; technical experts offer tips on buying, restoring, and maintaining Hammonds and Leslies; and over 200 photos illustrate historic Hammond organs, Leslie cabinets, and B-3 masters at work.The chorus isjustastraight signal mixed withtheHammond vibrato. ... Sometimes I pull out the 1 a#39; drawbar, thesecond from the right, to add alittle whistle. If Ibuild up toa point, Ia#39;ll pull full organ andstart doing some block chordthings. For thelower manual, I usually keepit atthe first and third drawbars [16a#39; and 8a#39;]. ... If you start walking the bass with your left hand, pick one of the pedal notes and keep timeonit.

Title:The Hammond Organ - Beauty in the B
Author:Mark Vail
Publisher:Backbeat Books - 2002-04-01


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