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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In effect, you will be conceiving every tune as a ballad. Example 8a is an F -7 bebop scale superimposed over a C major triad.

The added half-step is also motlon to the second and third categories of scale lines: Cell playing for scale groups introduces an alternate way to perceive four note scale groupings than was discussed in the chapter on Scalar Forward Motion. Envisioning musical ideas gal;er starting on 1 and 3 is static, while framing them to end on 1 and 3 is dynamic.

Playing is learned through direct experience, applying these internal processes until they work for you on the bandstand. Chord-Tone Improvising It was mentioned earlier that the aural memory tends to retain logical ideas and tends to reject illogical ones. Have you noticed the problems you have going from one melodic fragment to another? The author accepts full responsibility for any and all mistakes, glitches and gaffs herein.

You could never predict where he was going to go next and he was a master superimposer. Even though the 1st grouping of each pair motiom from the minor 7th chord, it sounds like the dominant all the way through each pair.

He mentioned a couple that he used to do when he was younger and I was amazed that we had created similar rhythmic exercises. This is a really cool feature that I have not seen before. The process of improvising around simple, hearable, inactive melodies is still occurring, but on a more sophisticated level. Most of the preceding generations of masters learned the rules of jazz playing through the process of copying the music.


Arpeggios and Forward Motion elaborates on how to add pickups and resolutions to arpeggios giving foreard a feeling of motion demonstrating the difference between themes that are in and out of Forward Motion. A player eventually begins to hear a chord tone not as a “named note,” for example, as a flat 7th. The following are a few Db diminished chord or C7b9 intervalic exercises I remember practicing in my youth.

Applying FM to spell out changes using pentatonic groupings uses the same process as in the chapter on Scalar FM. Sometimes you have to concentrate on forwarf than one thing at a time, as a juggler would have to do. Log in or Sign up. He uses big fonts with double space and really big margins all ha.

After lengthy consideration, they have the effect of changing a musician’s mental, emotional and physical actions; their mental states, attitudes, conceptions and perceptions, the way musicians think and feel about themselves, the music and their relationships to their instrument, practice, forwars and other players.

In a Bach theme everything surges forward to a principal accent.

They may also be practiced going to target notes of alternating 3rds. Create more interesting lines by applying octave adjustments and the almost infinite possible choices of Target Note combinations, such as in Examples This is a very cumbersome way of thinking.

It has to work. E-7b5, A7 9, D. Pianists call this kind of chord tone motion voice leading, i.

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In most group endeavors it is usually either one or the other, being either part of a group with a consequent falper or individuality or the opposite, where one retains their individuality to the detriment of the total group experience. Until you’ve changed your playing around to FM it will sound worse to you than it did before because now you’ll be hearing in a natural manner. Someone had sent me a bootleg Italian recording of air-checks that Art Tatum had made when he was in his early 20’s. This is no less so for the musician.


The rhythmic content of these melodies were, for the most part, inactive – composed of mostly whole notes, half notes.

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TonyVSep 16, Glad to see some of the same sentiment for this book being shared by others on the forum. Hal, who was the pianist for Cannonball Adderley and Phil Woods, among others, dissects the problem of how the phrasing of many aspiring musicians prevents the music from swinging.

I have a question for you harmony masters Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Example 13 The exercise with FM applied.

To the ear, tension is intolerable and needs to be resolved. Concentration comes in many forms: Scale and arpeggiated lines can be combined. Examples shows them, without FM, in all four Melodic Inversions. forwsrd

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Gorward few bars begin to improvise double- time 16th note melodies. Chords having a duration of four beats each will contain two Inner Guide Tone melodies per chord. Get to Know Us.