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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FM is a practicing technique that takes advantage of this innate tendency to hear an idea in motion toward future rhythmic and harmonic resolution points.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

I know it was true for me. Repetition is a mechanical process that creates mindless and inattentive practicing. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A special thank you to the ‘new’ guys that helping out. What had happened was that by listening so long to Tatum playing fast, I had put the sound of playing fast in my ears.

So much so my head was spinning. They are the preparation, but not the thing itself. Here is the first example Once this ability has been established, the chord-tones you wish to approach can be mixed in almost any manner, as in Example 5.

If we, as educators, have as our goal the development of individual voices, ideally then, there should be as many different voices as there are players. Read reviews that mention forward motion great book charlie parker hal galper approach ideas hear examples important musical improvisation solo learning bebop editing content idea phrasing playing basic.

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Being used to working hard, it will be difficult getting used to playing being easy. I would say “the one ring to bind them all” but motin is too cliche at this point.

Each had galpet own rather complex name.

A gaalper in point: To my knowledge, there is no other material available that covers forward motion in such great detail. We count first beat of the bar as “one. It is an input and output device. That process is syncopation. Its really quite mind blowing how the melody changes when preparatory notes are added to shift the 4 note frame by which we hear a phrase.

After few bars begin to rorward double- time 16th note melodies. Note that they become common bebop scale lines. There are always rules of one kind or another at work to make the music sound good.

Understanding Forward Motion | Hal Galper

Couple that with always starting ideas from beat 1 and 3, and you have a recipe for static boredom. This same tendency is present in the ear as well. Sep 15, 4. He mentioned a couple that he used to do when he was younger and I was amazed that we had created similar rhythmic exercises. However, the player is hearing thier melodic lines differently than the listener, as melodies and rhythms in motion toward future resolution points.

Examples demonstrate the same groupings with a half-beat pick-up. It is too easy to dismiss this as only another case of an idiot-savant. I didn’t know enough of them to play them all by memory so I’d bring my fake books with me to the gigs. Sep 16, Maybe it’s because I teach guitar and not a horn or keyboard.

They hear it pale as: Create exercises combining various ascending and descending scale lines. In a sense, the mature improviser hears his lines moving TO 1 and 3 or, if you are Charlie Parker, heading to even more distant destinations.


The process of Faking It is implemented by bringing these highly developed internal processes to the bandstand and just “going for it” without worrying about making a mistake. The half-time approach to playing time can be applied to most tempos, except ballads.

It was a rhythmic innovation. That shows that the Target Note is not in your ear as a place to go toward.

All art is the projection of an illusion created by the artist. Discussion in ‘ Playing and Technique ‘ started by proreverb68Sep 14, The ear perceives patterns as being logical. When listening to a jazz solo, it is perceived in a static motkon. Consequently, if one copies good sounding musical ideas from the tradition of the music, one is learning the rules of how to play good music on an intuitive, not an intellectual level. Chord Scale tension and release patterns also occur in a duple manner, except at one point in every seven-note scale where two chord tones are neighbors a whole-step apart.

It is the beat to which melodic ideas are played toward and at which they end. Log in or Sign up. It has a dynamic, propulsive quality that makes it difficult to hap by choice and with control. It offers a step-by-step process for retraining your hearing to hear in Forward Motion.