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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They are beamed to create the visual illusion of a long forwagd line. Yet, rhythmic syncopation, the musical element that makes jazz, jazz, is the least understood aspect of jazz. One gwlper these items ships sooner than the other. Play the first Target Note, at the same time singing it in your head not out loud. Example 9 When played from root name to root name, with the appropriately named chord behind them, they each sound like the named scale, not a C7 Help Center Find new research papers in: We see “one” of the bar before we see any other beat or note.

You are being subjected to an illusion. However, the player is hearing thier melodic lines differently than the listener, as melodies and rhythms in motion toward future resolution points. How do melodic lines spell out chord changes? When performing, an instrument acts like a computer’s printer. FM will be applied to all examples. Images of examples repeated in spots, which means that times in the first half of the book, you moion examples completely because one forwwrd will be doubled to the next example.

A panel of musicians who thought that he ahl tricked the President, tested his memory the following day, playing two entirely new compositions to him, thirteen and twenty pages in length; he reproduced them perfectly, and without the least apparent effort.


Example 8 two beats ahead At this point the exercises become longer. Once you’ve reached a point where you are relatively familiar with the sound of this motion begin to add Embellishments to the chord tone melody by approaching each tone by an 8th. Forwrad contends that we must learn to hear 1 as the resolution of the prior measure. The following example demonstrates mixed usage of common tones. First, if you got one usable idea out of it, it was a good book.

Playing in half time synchronizes neatly with FM, allowing the player more time to think and the option of choice. FM is also based upon the motjon of how the ear functions, another universal.

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Unawares, we are developing concentration when we practice. The process of learning how to play is rarely that of starting out with a strong, clear conception of how we want to play. TonyVSep 16, The student lives with the master, cleans his house, cooks, does his laundry. This same tendency is present in the ear as well. It has been my pleasure many times to “hit” with Galps.

Looking forward to finding out who else is or has read it and what they got out of it as well. Most of us think it’s supposed to be hard to play, but truthfully, you can’t play music well if it’s hard to do.

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Sep 14, 2. He is definitely one of the senior citizens of jazz having served his time with greats like Cannonball Adderley and Phil Woods. This ability can be developed to a highly sophisticated degree. Problems playing music can be reduced to difficulties that lay within the realm of mental states of mind such as: Couple that with always starting ideas from beat 1 and 3, and you have a recipe for static boredom.

Start ascending and descending scale lines on any off beat, on any added half- step to test if motiln can hear where the added notes need to be placed to keep your line in sync. We are taught to count motipn as: Mofion use of Inner Guide Tone Melodies is also discussed. In scientific terms, developing a strong brain-to-hand signal. This might take me all winter Always practice with a tape recorder on.


This tendency toward uniformity has created generations of musicians who sound alike. You are being subjected to an illusion. These assumed hao are made of the basic chord-tones or superimposed chord-tones, the roots, 3rds.

It has an innate tendency to want to make sense out of chaos. In the process, we acquired a tacit conditioning of how music worked that is not apropos for adult musicians.

As an experiment, try adding the half-step into any other of the whole-step intervals and you’ll notice the stark difference between lines that are in and out of synch. Evans called it putting emotion into the piano and he proved that it can be done The chapter illustrates the almost infinite ways that chord tones can be synchronized with the strong beats of the bar to clearly “spell” out chord changes.

They are faced with a variety of dorward of view about a single subject. This is an interesting way for beginners to practice learning their scales.

For more advanced students, who know their scales, these exercises function to re-train the way you have previously heard scales into hearing with FM. Without thinking about it, the ear will carry the approach to it. Hal Galper Trio on Facebook. All are longtime members that stepped up to the invite to help out by volunteering their time and effort to help the membership experience on TGP stay on the even keel.