Reviews for "I Wonder If God Was Sleeping"
permalink Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 1:26 PM
I like the Rhodes Piano. Sounds a little bit square but it’s still loveley :)
It reminds me of bygone days….
permalink Thu, Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:39 PM
Thank god the rhodes was invented : )
I think it was actually invented as a medical device at first…seriously.
I understood you.I so love the sounds of rhodes but i didn’t have any information about it.After your review , i digged the internet.
It has very interesting history.You are right, it devised to a musical therapy program for US Soldiers , they were convalescent.Air-Force surplus parts from U.S. bombers used to make it.Story is very interesting and too long. :)
Quote: JerisThank god the rhodes was invented : )
Mixed feelings about the Rhodes. It sounds great and was easy to play and maintain. Was easy to carry extra tines to repair on the road. But I broke many tines and hated tuning it with a needle nose pliers by moving that damn spring up and down the tine.
On stage, I used to unscrew the tine assembly to pull it upright to play the tines like chimes using a guitar pick.
Gave my Rhodes stage piano away around 1985.
Lol, yeah I’ve had a love hate relationship too. I once got a call to do some session work for one of my big influences, which was strange in of itself, but anyway, the song was in c sharp and I had a broken c sharp, f sharp, g sharp.
Also did a whole show once wondering what this crazy low pitch noise was not realizing one of my keys was sticking the whole time…I thought the bass player was the one with a problem.
But the best story, was from a friend of mine that said he new a keyboard player that used to go on stage with a knife and had to stab his keyboard whenever it cut off on him..lol, can’t top that one ;)
I still have a ‘73 Rhodes, not my first one. But, I probably use the software as much if not more. MOTU electric keys is awesome. I used to have Scarbee, which I think was even better.