Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Legendary Hammond Organs

NPR Music has an interview with Larry Goldings about the Hammond B-3 organ, particularly the travails of touring with a 425-pound behemoth.

Soul From A Console: Jazz On The Hammond B-3 Organ

Even if your interest in the legendary organ isn't deep enough to enroll in one of Berklee's classes on Hammond organ techniques, you can still learn more about the instrument at the library with The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B by Mark Vail (ML597 .V32 2002). The book covers the history of Hammond organs, techniques and playlists that highlight their unique sound.

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