Authentic Hammond Language for Soul & Jazz

with Joe Glossop

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Intermediate 24 lessons (2h 23m) Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Joe draws his major influences from players like Billy Preston, Booker T Jones, Ray Charles, Jimmy McGriff, Steve Winwood, Richard Tee and Leon Russell, also New Orleans pianists such as Dr John and James Booker. Among the artists he's worked with are Tom Jones, Laura Mvula, Van Morrison and many, many more.

In this course, Joe will give you a deep understanding of the sounds of the Hammond Organ and how to play authenticly in the Soul, Jazz and Gospel styles, using classic tunes featuring the great Hammond players of the 50s, 60s and 70s by artist such as Marvin Gaye, Booker T and the MGs and Brother Jack McDuff.

Students will learn:

  • the different sounds of the Hammond Organ
  • how to decide which sound to use for different playing situations
  • how and when to use the Leslie speaker
  • classic tunes on the Hammond Organ including: There Will Never Be Another You, You've Got a Friend (Carole King), Chicken Pox (Booker T) and Memphis in June (Brother Jack McDuff)
  • how to adapt Hammond parts for the Nord keyboard