Demystifying B3 Drawbars

Demystifying B3 Drawbars


Total Run Time: 0.9 hrs

For the past 50 years, the Hammond B3 Organ has been the keyboard instrument of choice for some of the greatest names in the world of music. Join two of the most experienced B3 keyboardists of all time, Tim Carmon and PJ Morgan, as they demonstrate the function and purpose of drawbars and how to adjust their settings to create different harmonic sounds.

Topics include

  1. B3 Drawbar Settings
  2. B3 Musical Genres
  3. B3 Tips and Tricks

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Tim and PJ will help you understand the complexities and intricacies of this challenging instrument while providing you with some tips and tricks on using B3 drawbars. This training will help you get a lot more out of your instrument and a complete understanding of the B3 Organ’s drawbars.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: Introduction (1 min)

  1. Introduction
Chapter 2: B3 Overview (12 min)

  1. Drawbar History
  2. Switches and Controls
Chapter 3: B3 Drawbar Settings (30 min)

  1. Introduction
  2. Solo Settings
  3. Finger Bass
  4. Full Chords
  5. Applications in A Band Setting
  6. Applications in A Solo Setting
Chapter 4: Tim Carmon (10 min)

  1. Favorite Settings
  2. Favorite Settings
Chapter 5: B3 Musical Genres (7 min)

  1. B3 Musical Genres
Chapter 6: B3 Tips and Tricks (7 min)

  1. B3 Tips and Tricks
Chapter 7: Conclusion (31 sec)

  1. Conclusion

Presenter Info

Gospel organist PJ Morgan is not only a producer, arranger, and master musician but has played for almost everyone in the gospel and inspirational field. Some of the artists and celebrities he has worked with include such notables artists and celebrities are Donnie McClurkin, Ann McCray, Kim McFarland, Paul Morton, Najee, Dorothy Norwood, Lashun Pace, Ben Tankard, Albertina Walker, Nancy Wilson, CeCe Winans, Daniel Winans, Vicky Winans, Kirk Carr, The Promise Keepers, Cajhreele. Robert Towsend, Yolanda Adams, Carmen, Al Green, President Bill Clinton, Magic Johnson, Bobby Jones, and Tri-City Singers. In addition, PJ was the organist for the Bobby Jones Gospel hour on BET for many years. Currently the music director of Reed Temple in Washington, D.C., PJ continues to set the standard for gospel music.