Forward Motion [Hal Galper] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This deep, yet user-friendly book provides a unique view of how to learn to . I have in my collection Hal’s notes from 5 the early 80s about forward motion, Galper is explaining is offering countless ways of manipulating simple at first, and . Hal Galper-Forward Motion. I bought this book last week and started working through some of the ideas and it seems to be a pretty interesting.

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It has an innate tendency to want to make sense out of chaos. Oliver makes the value judgement that certain melodies and notes are more important than others; that melodic content is of primary importance and embellishments are of secondary importance. They are the strong tones of the chord scale. Overcome this difficulty or any other by making a separate exercise out of the pairs of last and first notes the connector intervals in Example 6 as they ascend or descend the scale.

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At this point you should have the idea of how to construct the descending groups on your own. Rhythmic Ahl Motion introduces the basic concept of Forward Motion, starting with how my study of it began and how music is forwaard universally taught “backwards” from the way it really functions.

Example 8 Example 9: Example 13 The exercise with FM applied. Some sort of modal interchange galer As an example, he sites the experience of listening to a Bach four-part fugue.


An explanation of why this works will follow. You’ll therefore be twice as relaxed, have twice as much time to conceive ideas and double your technical facility. You’ll be tapping your foot on every two beats of the two bar phrase.

In the process, we acquired a tacit conditioning of how music worked that is not apropos for adult musicians. An abbreviated list of some of the infinite ways chromatic embellishments have been used in the jazz vocabulary is included.

Improvising should be fun. I get that those notes work Barry Harris once related to me one of the techniques used haal apply HFM. Example 64 has the 5th, flat 7th, and root of an A-7 chord.

Understanding Forward Motion | Hal Galper

Example 18 Most exercise books print their exercises in the manner above, without FM. Learning how to play jazz is essentially a self-taught process. Consequently, this is a theory book only in how it relates to changing those states of mind. Anyone digging into this book?

By synchronizing the strong beats of the bar with the strong tones of a chord and the weak beats of the bar with weak tones. Groups of 16ths resolve on the beats, rather than beginning there. Create more interesting lines by applying octave adjustments and the almost infinite possible choices of Motiln Note combinations, such as in Examples A half-step maybe added between these two chord tones to keep the rhythmic and melodic tension and release patterns “in synch.


There isn’t enough time in life to do so and it’s not necessary anyway.

The Practicing Attitude The main contributor to confusion between these two attitudes is that students spend more time practicing as compared to the amount of time spent playing. Example 11 Examples c demonstrate the previous groupings with a beat pick-up.

First, if you got one usable idea out of it, it was a good book. One day we were checking out of a hotel.

The introduction of the book is free on Hal Galpers site, it explains it far better than I can in a text post There are other books on this from Mike Longo and Bert Ligon, they are hak very good. Looking forward to finding out who else is or has read it and what they got out of it as well. Repetition is a mechanical process that creates mindless and inattentive practicing.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

The concept of the chair was invented. The oral tradition is the process masters of the music used to efficiently pass musical wisdom down to succeeding generations of musicians.

It has a dynamic, propulsive quality that makes it difficult to play by choice and with control. Some of the chord tones in the diatonic bebop Dom.