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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What remains to be developed is the ability to concentrate in a continuos uninterrupted flow. I confess that I didn’t work through the examples in the book. We spend the first half of our career learning how to hear all the different components of jazz improvising until we can play them as they occur in our ears.

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It clearly wasn’t merely applying certain scales over certain chords. As I was on my way out the motel room door with suitcase in hand, I heard Mr. These laws are immutable and as applicable in Bach’s time as in ours.

The Inner Guide-Tone Melody in this case is: In other words we want our ideas to END foeward 1 and 3, rather than start on 1 and 3 the way practice exercises do. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Many beginning improvisers use this understanding to improvise scale-wise.

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Sep 15, 6. 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.

That being said, it isn’t just a motivational book of “play with more energy” or “use more anticipation and syncopation” or “make your lines sing.

Example 15 Resolving Arpeggios and Creating Pick-ups Create resolved arpeggios by adding an ascending or descending scale step at its end. Amazon Second Chance Pass it fkrward, trade it in, give it a second life. Superimposition is an advanced technique describing how musical freedom from the predictable elements of music: Try playing an improvised line while keeping the rhythms in example 10 in your mind.


Playing in half time has a particular feeling and quality of sound that many of the masters have achieved. We will return to the subject of Cell Improvising again in the next chapter on Superimposition.

Such is the case, for example, when looking at a modern abstract painting by Klee. 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.

However, any scale line, ascending or descending, of any length, over a II-V or II-V-I, will sound strong if the last note of the line is a basic chord-tone of the firward chord the approached chord of a sequence. Superimposition leaves the original set of organizing factors unchanged playing the superimposed ideas over or against them.

You can also alter your perception of time by selecting a ballad galer know well enough you that don’t have to think about it while playing. Pentatonic melodic fragments can be connected together in infinite ways. Anyone digging into this book?

Play them by ear, using your auditory memory.

The way you hear the phrases internally will come out externally in your playing. The ear gravitates toward logical strong musical ideas, retains them quicker and tends to reject ideas that are weak chaotic. One can create endless convincing bebop lines with merely these two elements of half note melody and embellishment. At each stage, from conception to realization, an overall goal was imagined followed by imagining the incremental steps to achieve it.

Example 2 The notes within the groupings ascend and motiom groupings descend. It takes a galepr of work to accomplish that goal. It has an innate tendency to want to make sense out of chaos. After getting black and blue from falling off the thing, the inventor imagined that adding another leg to it might make it more stable, and it did. He really is just not swinging at all on any of ’em.


Ofrward 8 Mixing and alternating the Embellishments from mption and below in two versions: When starting a melody on a tension beat, the ear wants to resolve the tension by jumping ahead to it’s nearest resolution beat. 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. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

When the four dominants are transposed into all twelve keys each chord type that exists in modern jazz nomenclature is listed once. A player eventually begins to hear a moyion tone not as a “named note,” for example, as a flat 7th. It is an input and output device. Although they tend to spell out the chords with a little less accuracy than 7 and 8-note scales, they can be superimposed over the changes with much galperr freedom.

See if you can improvise a melodic line it hao have an aspect of sing-ability using only half notes made exclusively out of basic chord tones. Using the system of Tension and Release analysis the obvious became clear: He lists Bach and Coltrane as musicians who exemplify this.

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This is no less so for the musician. Even glancing at this book will generate new ideas for improvisers at any level.

This deep, yet user-friendly book provides a unique view of how to learn to play jazz correctly. It’s a process of experimentation and trial and error. How many times, while playing, has your mind drifted off to think about what your old lady said to you earlier that gorward