Why not take Hammond B-3 Organ lessons from a Master?
Tony Monaco has created a series of DVDs and Digital Downloads to help musicians learn the art of the incredible Hammond B-3 Organ. That's right, the Hammond organ. That incomparable purr, growl, roar, and squeal. That transcendent pad behind an acoustic guitar. That full-afterburner smear up the keyboard with all the drawbars pulled out and the Leslies spooling up. That funky, soulful percussive growl that just oozes with chicken grease and brings to mind a trio of hot cats cookin' in a small jazz club. The plaintive wail of gospel playing that gets you on your knees. That's the instrument!
Now, thanks to DVDs, Digital Downloads, and the Internet, you can take lessons with a Hammond B-3 Scientist who will open the door to mastery of this extraordinary creative tool. The Hammond in Jazz has experienced a resurgence as legends like the godfather of jazz organ Jimmy Smith record new albums and up-and-coming giants like young phenom Joey DeFrancesco and Tony Monaco push the envelope of B-3 jazz.
Now, let Tony show you the way!
On these Master Classes, Tony discusses and demonstrates all aspects of the B-3. Also featured, actual performances where Tony explains exactly what is doing.
ORGAN AND GUITAR (PLAYING TOGETHER)
"Organ & Guitar, Playing Together" is a unique video that is designed to help both the Organist and the Guitarist in Playing together! The Download includes Performance Videos that show Both the Organ Manuals from the top angle, the foot pedals and the guitar. Also included are separate Explanations of each performance from Tim Cummiskey with several angles covering the Guitar and of Course Tony covering the Organ. Additionally the Download includes Play Along Mixes with Click Tracks for both Guitarists and Organists, as well a mix for both! Performances include: Days of Wine and Roses as a Swing in both Straight and Half Time, How Insensitive as a Bossa and doubled Samba, Sunny as a Funk, Tenor Madness Bb Blues and finally Days of Wine and Roses as a Ballad alla Jimmy Smith and Don Patterson!!!
CLONES 4 REAL
Tony demonstrates how to get your Clone Wheel organ to sound as close to Vintage B3 and A100 Organs with and without Leslie Speakers. Included are "Organ Test Tone Adjustment Files" and Guide lines to Rotary Speaker Simulators, Leslie PreAmps and Modern Leslies!
LESLIES 4 REAL
Tony interviews his engineer Bill Heingartner and Leslie Mic'ing techniques. Included is a hands on multi track files with all discussed Mic'ing techniques for you to mix yourself. This serves as a guide to help you decide your prefered technique for your future projects!
PLAYING SPLIT KEYBOARDS
Playing Split Keyboard Fundamentals
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Chapter 1: Building Sounds. Selecting/using different sounds. Techniques, settings and gear!
Chapter 2: Building Bass Lines. Discussion on the 5 concepts for building Left Hand Bass Lines.
Chapter 3: Right Hand Voicings. Discussion on how to use the right hand comping, lead and soloing.
Chapter 4: Putting it all together. Putting styles, and techniques together with options to consider.
CONCEPTS TO IMPROVISATION
Chapter 1: Music conversation and an in depth look at the V7 Chord and alterations.
Chapter 2: Tools, Arpeggios,scales,chords,phrases and licks. Call and Reponse. The blues scale.
Chapter 3: Harmony and reharmonization,chord solos, melodic soloing and rhythms.
Chapter 4: Soloing approaches, attitudes and orchestral concepts.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Backward Shack melody playing.
Chapter 3: Bass Lines styles.
Chapter 4: Bass Lines styles.
Chapter 5: Soloing Techniques and Styles.
Chapter 6: Ways to play Blues Styles Like: Shuffles, Rock and Country.
Two hour instructional video that Tony explains how to tranform the Standard I IV V I Blues into the complex forms often heard in more developed organists' vocabularies.
Included a section on Parker Blues forms progressions, Tritones, Minor Blues, Endings and Alternate forms!
Chapter 1: The I, IV, V, form Review and Advanced Changes.
Chapter 2: Tritones uses to build Substitute Changes.
Chapter 3: Advanced Changes Evolving to Parker Blues.
Chapter 4: Parker Blues Changes.
Chapter 5: Minor Blues Changes, Alternate Changes and Tags and Endings.
BASS AND COMP
Nearly 3 1/2 Hours of Multi Camera Angle Video, Support PDF Files and Complete Explanations on how to Develop Left Hand and Pedal Bass Lines and Playing Techniques, Comping Styles and methods, Multi Styles like Swing, Latin/Bossa, Funk and Ballad are covered with great support files contained!Chapter 1: Five Concepts for Building Bass Lines Explained.
Chapter 2: Ballads Starry Night.
Chapter 3: Bossa Song for my Father.
Chapter 4: Swing Hackensack.
Chapter 5: Funk Sloww Down Sagg.
Chapter 6: Tritone Review Regarding Comping and Bass Uses.
Chapter 7: Putting it all together ! Examples incluse I'll Remeber Jimmy, April in Paris, Bucket , The Way You Look Tonight.
Chapter 8: Pedals . In Depth look at how to use Bass pedals along with the Left Hand.
PLAYING JAZZ HAMMOND Part. 1 & 2
Part 1 and 2 combined. Part One Explores the Hammond Organ Drawbars, Pedals, Styles, Settings and Mic-ing the Leslie.
PLAYING JAZZ HAMMOND Part. 4
PLAYING JAZZ HAMMOND Part. 5
Tony takes you to a live clinic at the Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Jazz Camp, featuring guitarist Bruce Foreman and drummer Vince Lateano.
Chapter 1: Playing Jazz Hammond Part 5 "Monterey Summer Jazz Live Clinic". featuring: Bruce Forman and Vince Lateano Tony Explains Live Trio Organ Playing with tunes such as: Take the Coltrane, Mack the Knife (Squbelling), Tenderly Sweet Georgia Brown, G Blues, Road Song (OGD).
Chapter 2: Tribute to the Master Jimmy Smith "Live Concert". Join Tony's Trio with Louis Tsamous and Robert Kraut (for part filming of "Killer B3") Midnight Special, I'll Remember Jimmy, Tenderly, Slow Down Sagg, Rosetta, When Johnny Comes Marching, 8 Counts for Rita and Oleo
PLAY ALONG SET #1
Featuring Tony's Power House Trio with Reggie Jackson on Drums and Derek DiCenzo on Guitar.