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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A Note To The Reader The musical examples in this book can be played on-line, interactively, in galped browser. They are faced with a variety of points of view about a single subject. Mistakenly, they try to apply this practicing attitude to a playing situation, becoming frustrated when it doesn’t work. Arpeggios and Forward Motion elaborates on how to add pickups and resolutions to arpeggios giving them a feeling of motion demonstrating the difference between themes that are in and out of Forward Motion.

We see “one” of the bar before we see any other beat or note.

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Log in or Sign up. Both methods can lead to the same outcome, but Galper’s approach is a refreshing alternate perspective that we know has a historical basis. I get that those notes work Concentration is the “work” galpsr do as performers. I have a question for you harmony masters Sher Music June 1, Language: Note that the phrase marks start ahead of the bar line crossing over the bar line mofion end in the middle of the next bar.

The only function jazz education can serve, in any of its forms, is to stimulate your mind, to teach you how to teach yourself.

The following example illustrates of how the process of FM works in modal situation. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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In other words, in the end, each musician has to develop their own individual methodology according the way their mind works. At each stage, from conception to realization, an overall goal was imagined followed by imagining the incremental steps to achieve it. But with the emphasis on feeling the upbeat and half time as a measure of time along with other concepts Galper is explaining is offering countless ways of manipulating simple at first, and further on in the book, more complex material for unlimited possibilities.


Select a complex rhythmic haal melody that you know really well, such as Confirmation. How To Practice Forward Motion debunks mechanical “repetition” as an outmoded practicing process. My friend has hard copy of this book and i’ve compared with it, his examples are fine and mine are stuffed.

Examples shows them, without FM, in all four Melodic Inversions. Search Media New Media. Gapler also offers an excellent alternative tool for analysis of solos, and Galper encourages the reader to go back and re-analyze famous solos from this different perspective. Example 7 As in the above example, the ability to hear toward tension tones of a scale may be developed, creating a richer scale sound.

Now I see FM exercises as being used to correct what are basically perceptual problems.

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In performance selected intervals are used as components of melodic lines. Tatum, being young and showing off, was playing the fastest piano I’d ever heard.

Allegedly, Bird could spell out changes two bars in advance of where motio were written. He uses big fonts with double space and really big margins all around. I figured he might put the 3rd or 5th of g7 but I was thrown a good curve ball with the Aminor triad.

Example 13 Rule 3: We teach the same scales, the same chords and the process of combining the two in the same general manner. How do the notes stack up if we look at them as pointing to certain future notes rather than merely looking at them in the vertical context of the chord listed for that beat or measure?

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Most of us feel our internal tempo “clock” in one torward four ways: When first learning how to play in half time, students often complain that they “don’t feel like they’re doing anything. How do you take a line like “rea llygo odja zz” and have the listener comprehend is as “really good jazz”?


Two and a half beats ahead.

It takes a lot of time and work to acquire this ability. They must encompass ideas that are universals. At this point you should have the idea of how to construct the descending groups on your own.

Play each segment separately, forwsrd join two segments together to see if you can hear the duration of both ideas. Example 9 Example 10 shows how changes can be anticipated a bar in advance. Improvisation is a creative process.

The edition of the book might be painfully awful, but don’t let that deter you from buying this. Example 22 Example 23 Or Example 23a Internally each version is heard differently. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sep 14, 2.

Consequently, this is a theory book only in how it relates to changing those states of mind. The three functions interact. Showing of 19 reviews. FM bal be applied to all examples. Dizzy Gillespie was a guest with the Phil Woods Quintet for a week.

As this music is learned by listening and copying then understanding what you are hearing and copying is a crucial element of the learning process. Review and relearn your repertoire and play all your songs with a ballad concept; i. These exercises begin with the most common and basic example of linear chord-tone motion, motipn to the strongest tones in a chord, the 3rds.

I appreciate that Galper can back up what his says with historical and personal anecdotes from the creators of this music.