Through me the way is to the city dolent;
Through me the way is to eternal dole;
Through me the way among the people lost.
Justice incited my sublime Creator;
Created me divine Omnipotence,
The highest Wisdom and the primal Love.
Before me there were no created things,
Only eterne, and I eternal last.
All hope abandon, ye who enter in!
In the previous articles about the Hammond organ we introduced the basic features of this instrument: the internal engine, the tonewheels, the Leslie amplifier with rotary effect (and its different speeds), the two manuals, the vibrato/chorus effects and the pedalboard. In this last article we’re going to explain the true sound-shaping theory and mechanics of … Continue reading
Sorry for being a little messy, but that’s what I was able to do “in a rush”. It didn’t take me more than 6 hours to put it all together and that’s the first time I improvise over this piece. Neither have I got a really “nice” voice but… I couldn’t resist: this piece is … Continue reading
That’s my little tribute to Saria – the “forest sage” – one of the most known (and my favourite) female character of “The Legend of Zelda” saga, the classic forever-young peter-panish girl from the deep forest… GREAT CONCEPT (thank you Nintendo). Hope you like my painting!! ♥ Tools: digital tablet (Wacom Intuos 4) and stylus … Continue reading
In the previous post we talked about the history and the main features of the classic Hammond Organ, but we didn’t get deeper enough. The Hammond (but also the standard pipe organs) are not like every other keyboard or piano. There are great structure, sound and “feedback” differences. First of all the organ keyboard (called … Continue reading
Did any of you know that the most famous instrument used in Jazz and Blues was… a church organ? I’m talking about the famous Hammond organ. Well, it is not exactly an instrument designed for churches: just imagine that it was masterly adopted in bands of international level such as “Pink Floyd”, “Deep Purple” or … Continue reading