Natebor wrote:Who would have thought that on that album, the actual hidden part was in More Power To Ya, not Judas Kiss (which wasn't exactly hidden). I listened to that bridge 5 or 6 times on the way to work. I hear the piano part, he sawtooth synth part, but not the doxology. Granted, my windows were down, but still... Any further clues where it might be most noticeable?
I came to keyboard study relatively late... not serious study until about 21 or so. I had been an aimless young musician in a bar band, but was searching for more. Being inspired by the late great Virgil Fox, I wanted to learn to play classical organ music of J. S. Bach, but was entirely unprepared. Fortunately, I began piano study with a capable teacher who, in addition to classical compositions, had me also play the Doxology in all the keys, as a means of developing finger strength, and familiarity with the feel of the different chord patterns. It was an invaluable lesson.
The Doxology appears across the entire bridge of MPTY (2:19 -2:48) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8SnzjY4mTI&t=2m17s as a simulated pipe organ sound. Also note the increased bass "pedal" in that section, sort of like a cathedral organ. The chord changes of the song perfectly fit the old hymn tune.
Aside from me and the few people that have read about this, no one would notice. I always disliked the end of the bridge when it lands on a big 1-major9 chord. That still sounds like the "stinger" in a bad commercial. I also dislike the watery piano effect, which JDB applied during mix, but I guess he was right to add it because it gives the song a unique aural identity.
Bits of the Doxology also appear on the so-called "Visions" mish-mash.
I guess I couldn't think of anything else to play.