View Full Version : Re: Whiter Shade of Pale pdf file?
11-30-2004, 08:09 AM
It seems to me that I'd read awhile back that " Pale " was played on an M-3 and not
a full console Hammond ( B-3, C-3 etc. ) I know that's a little difficult and even painful
for we dyed-wools to swallow but it makes sense, especially when you listen carefully to
the mid-rangey quality of the gliss ( es ) as they reach the lower frequencies. I tried it
countless times on my B-3 / 122 rig and then on an M-3 and I think it might be true.
( Still painful to admit though )
03-24-2005, 09:41 PM
Long while since the original post but if anyone's interested....
Whiter Shade was recorded using an M100.
The approximate Drawbar setting is (depending on your Hammond) 688800000 Upper and 78870000 lower, if you're playing it solo. No 3rd harmonic percussion on this track, please!
This should be of interest: http://www.procolharum.com/awsoporgan.htm
Evidently it was an M102.
This page shows the infamous intro and compares it to the composition style of Bach. I haven't found any other charts, but that has the intro, so you should be able to fake your way through it once you get that down.
07-19-2005, 08:30 PM
I found a chart of "Pale" in my organ bench. I would be happy to scan it and email to any interested parties. It even has the words to the unrecorded 3rd verse (the somewhat nasty one that ties the whole song together as if there was any doubt).
I use 688600000 with 2nd harmonic percussion for upper and 004430000 for the lower. Crank the reverb if so equipped. We skipped the light fandango..................
01-18-2006, 06:36 AM
M100's definitely do have 2nd and 3rd harmonic percussion - it says so on the tabs! LOL
OG10's registrations are just about there for me. Pulling the 16! bar all the way out makes the sound a little to heavy, but it will vary from organ to organ.
01-24-2006, 11:51 PM
Yes, and the M100 series percussion was unique in that both 2nd and 3rd harmonics could sound togather, unlike B-3, C-3, M-3, etc.
But I'm sure i hear a slow leslie in it, not just reverberation, Am i wrong?
01-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Actually, the L could do it too, and the T, E, H and X77 (once suitably modded). My T now does 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Other perc mods to be done when I have more time.
Yes, the leslie goes from chorale to trem on 'and so it was....' accompanied by the gliss.
11-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Bump - anyone know where I can get the full organ (upper/lower manual) sheet music to AWSOP? Easy to get upper manual tune, but struggling with lower harmonies. Ta, Matt
02-17-2013, 11:14 AM
As seen on YT "original":
LM 442, UM 776, 3d perc., Vib. cancel
On both manuals, Chorus tab down, Leslie Chorus on. On palm glissando Leslie tremolo is engaged or arguably the Celeste I. Here is a later performance transcription:
02-17-2013, 10:25 PM
thank you for posting those 7 pages. Now it is time to practice.
02-17-2013, 11:46 PM
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