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Organ in 'Something'
15 November 2016
9.33am
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My band is trying to do a faithful cover of Something . Does anyone know the source of the organ sound being played during "I don't want to leave her now, You know I believe and how," portion of the song?

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15 November 2016
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Welcome to the forums, let me explain how to play Something to a tee:

Guitars:

George Harrison plays lead guitar on his Gibson Les Paul through a Leslie speaker and Fender Twin Reverb amp, these are the parts he plays the way he plays them:

A1:

B|10-12br10-11-12-12/13|

A2:

D|----------------3--3-2-0|
A|3-3-3--3-3-3-----------|

A3:

B|------5------|
G|-------5-----|
D|5h7----7h9|

A4:

G|7-5-7p5h7p5h7b--7b|

A5:

B|10-12br10-11-12-12/14|

A6:

e|---------------------------------------------------------8-8--10p8--10br-8---|
B|-------8----------8b-8br-----------8h10p8--8/10-------------------------10|
G|--7h9--9---7h9----------9---7h9---------------------------------------------|

A7:

e|---------8-8-------------------------------------------------------------8---8/-12-11-10|
B|--8/10------10-----8-8-----------------------10br--10brbr-8-8/10--10---------------|
G|-----------------7/9-----9---------------7-7-----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------7--9-7--7h9---------------------------------------------------|

A8:

e|------------------------------------------10br-8-p10-8----|
B|----------------------------------------8-----------------10|
G|--7brbrbrp5--7brbrbr5--7br5-7/9----------------------|

A9:

e|-----------------------------17-16-15---------------------------------|
B|10-12br10-11-12-12/14------------10-12br10-11-11/12-12/13|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------11/12|

The rhythm guitar part was played by John Lennon and is much simpler and is what you hear for most of the time, he used his Epiphone Casino, also through a Leslie speaker and Fender Twin Reverb amp, these are his parts and the way he plays them:

B1:

F(133211) D#(x6888x) G(355433) C(x32010)

B2:

C(x32010) Cmaj7(x32000) C7(x32310) F(133211)

B3:

D(xx0232) D7(xx0212) G(320033) G7(320031)

B4:

Am(xx755x) Ammaj7(xx655x) Am7(xx555x) Am6(xx455x)

B5:

F(133211) D#(x6888x) G(355433) A(577655)

B6:

A(xx7655) C#m(xx6654) F#m(xx4222) F#m/E(xx2222) D(xx4232) G(xx5433) A(xx7655)

A(xx7655) C#m(xx6654) F#m(xx4222) F#m/E(xx2222) D(xx4232) G(xx5433) C(xx10988)

B7:

F(133211) D#(x6888x) G(355433) A(577655)

F(133211) D#(x6888x) G(355433) C(x32010)

Organ:

The Hammond organ part was played by Billy Preston, who also played the same instrument on Let It Be : (note that bold means chords and also, during the bridge, there's a piano part by John doubling the organ)

C1:

F3 D#3 G3 C3

C2:

C3 B2 A#2 A2

C3:

F3 E3 D3 D3/C3 G2 G72

C4:

A3 A3/G#3 A3/G3 A3/F#3

C5:

F3 D#3 G3 A3

C6:

A3 C#m4 F#m3 F#m3/E3 D3 G3 A3

A3 G#3 F#3 E3 D3 C#3 A2

A3 C#m4 F#m3 F#m3/E3 D3 G3 C4

C4 B3 A3 G3 E3 D3 C3

C7:

F3 D#3 G3 A3

F3 D#3 G3 C3

I am not going to analyze the bass and drums for you because I don't play either instrument and also I spent 2 hours analyzing this, but they should be easy.

Order:

Riff 1 (A1, B1, C1)

Verse 1A (A2, B2, C2)

Verse 1B (A3, B3, C3)

Chorus 1 (A4, B4, C4)

Riff 2 (A1, B1, C1)

Verse 2A (A2, B2, C2)

Verse 2B (A3, B3, C3)

Chorus 2 (B4, C4)

Riff 3 (A5, B5, C5)

Bridge (B6, C6)

Solo A (A6, A2, B2, C2)

Solo B (A7, A3, B3, C3)

Solo C (A8, B4, C4)

Riff 4 (A1, B1, C1)

Verse 3A (A2, B2, C2)

Verse 3B (A3, B3, C3)

Chorus 3 (B3, C3)

Riff 5 (A9, B7, C7)

The following people thank HMBeatlesfan for this post:

Pablo Ramon, sgtpepper63

Maybe you should try posting more.

16 November 2016
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Great analysis HMBeatlesfan, I never even realized that there's 3 guitars playing during the solo until I read this, you should analyze more songs.

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