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#2856160 - 05/19/17 12:27 PM Star Spangled Banner Suggestions
J. Dan Offline
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I'll be filling in with a band Memorial Day Weekend and the guitar player wants to do a sort of Jimi Hendrix-esque version of Star Spangled Banner, but want's me to accompany him - mainly just chords, no melody, in D. We spoke on the phone a bit and he said he was thinking Hammond.

Of course, I can find some charts and music online, and have no problem transposing if they aren't in D. But given the criteria and that some of you do a lot more Hammond work than me, I figured I'd float it out there to see if any of you have any good ideas or suggestions in terms of how to arrange this or what drawbar settings, leslie, etc to use. Videos of notable performances for reference would be cool. This is obviously a rock band. He also wants me to include some fireworks samples/explosions/etc which is no big deal - got that covered.
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#2856165 - 05/19/17 01:04 PM Re: Star Spangled Banner Suggestions [Re: J. Dan]
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Play bass with your Left hand and just chord with your right, doing your best to follow him. You'll have a full sound then.
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#2856167 - 05/19/17 01:06 PM Re: Star Spangled Banner Suggestions [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
He also wants me to include some fireworks samples/explosions/etc which is no big deal - got that covered.


Don't forget the daggers for the Hammond. Might be a keyboard tab for that song somewhere, complete with dagger icons.

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#2856168 - 05/19/17 01:06 PM Re: Star Spangled Banner Suggestions [Re: J. Dan]
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I've always liked the way Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain do it. Dig the symphonic string pad Jonathan uses and the chord variations.

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