Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|DVD-Blues and Rock Techniques for Hammond Organ|
Actor: David Bennett Cohen
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
The Hammond organ, especially the B-3 combined with the Leslie speaker, has long been an integral part of modern popular music.You can hear the "classic" sound of the Hammond organ in blues, gospel, jazz, rock, and even on... more »
iamspy007 | Houston, TX | 05/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Cohn jumps over the place. He starts you out on one topic, jumps to another topic, says that he will talk more about the subject later, then trys to jump back into what he was talking about in the first place. I watched it several times through. I was so confused by his method that I trashed the DVD."
DVD is ok
D. Hamilton | Minnestota | 05/31/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First thing people should know is that Cohn does not "kick" the bass on pedals, so you will not learn about this. Also he is not the best player, in fact quite a few local players I know are better than him. Cohn's Right hand is slow and stiff, no real great or fast left hand runs.
I did learn a few good things about the presets and the drawbars, but he only spends the first 10 minutes talking about the organ, the rest is on his playing and there wasn't much he could show me, I copied one bass line, but it would be good for beginner to ameteur, but you have to know what 7ths and 9ths are and how chord inversions work. I wanted more on chord voicings for organ as most of my piano voicings are too fat. Basically, I thought it was worth watching as it costs as much as a lesson."
Save your money
the professor | Paterson, New Jersey United States | 08/10/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the reviewers that say this DVD is not that great. Cohen is a very stiff player and the things he shows you would only impress beginners who had no knowledge of chords.
He also assumes you know music theory , which many do not. If you play worst that Cohen, this DVD will not help you. Most players are much better than he is and have more feeling in their playing. Not to mention his predictable solos.
One star because he does explain the drawbars , but he doesn't show how to use them in performance. I've learned more watching real Hammond players, who would probably make a better video. Cohen is probably not a real Hammond player. This video will not make you one either. Save your money."