Lower Manual Foldback
In this lesson we explore lower manual foldback on the Hammond organ.
Robert begins with a demonstration of lower manual foldback explaining how and why this occurs on the Hammond organ. We use a drawbar registration that would not be used in performance, this is purely to demonstrate the presence of lower manual foldback.
The foldback of the pitches on the lower manual is an aspect of the organ that we must grow accustomed to. The foldback can inform how we play our bass lines and the melodic contours that we decide to use.
By pulling out the second drawbar we can demonstrate an effect which is referred to as ‘resultant bass’. The addition of the overtone from the second drawbar can be used to overcome the foldback which occurs when playing walking bass on the lower manual.
Walking Bass Line Examples File Type: pdf
Common Drawbar Registrations File Type: pdf
Lower Manual Bass & Pedals Notation & Examples File Type: pdf