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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Have you noticed how easy it is to improvise 8th note ideas while playing a samba or bossa nova? Superimposition will be discussed at greater length chapter 9. Dave Liebman for his Forward, Andrew Scott for his proofing and expert comments, Didier Guillion at Myriad for his patience and expertise with galpwr ineptness with Harmony Assistant.

Skip to main content. FM is also based upon the physiology of how the ear functions, forwrad universal.

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Exercising control over these types of concentration and using them as tools is another of your goals. Superimposition will be discussed in greater detail in Chapter 9.

Or what your dog did that afternoon? Home Forums Recent Posts. What defines a definitive line?

Problems playing music can be reduced to difficulties that lay within the realm of mental states of mind such as: Example 22 Begin the exercise on the second beat and note and you get the following. Instead of hearing in a static manner, the soloist is hearing ahead of where they are in the music at the moment. Every grouping may not contain both of these basic chord tones but will contain at least one of them.


Superimposition leaves the original set of organizing factors unchanged playing the superimposed ideas over or against them.

Example 33 Spells out C7 Altered. Per Galper’s conception, the great musicians actually play straight 16ths so that we hear them grouped like this: Playing is learned through direct experience, applying these internal processes until they work for you on the gapler.

Sep 15, 5. 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, performance and other players. I have a question for you harmony masters Stay where you are.

hxl Putting the target note in your ear will let your ear work for you. After few bars begin to improvise double- time 16th note melodies. Pleasure to see a local Seattle guy on bass in that clip Jeff Johnson Learning how to play jazz is essentially a self-taught process.

Example 41 The above example in FM now becomes: The following is a partial list of cells that start on each scale tone of a C7 scale. As in previous chapters, for the sake of thouroughness, the examples are written in exercise format. Always play the target notes first and in tempo. Every melody has a target note. This ability, moyion vivid imagining, may take years to develop. Examples shows them, without FM, in all four Melodic Inversions.


When listening to a jazz solo, it is perceived in a static fashion. It has to work. This is achieved by adding more two rules: One of our goals is to be able to internalize the ability to hear a steady 8th note line and then the ability to play it without thinking.

Appoggiaturas and Forward Motion shows how chromatic embellishments can be synchronized to spell out chord changes. Always practice with a tape recorder on.

Moiton the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Western music is taught in a classroom environment where concepts are broken down to their smallest increments, analyzed to yield their meaning, then reconstituted to recreate the whole concept.

Example 66 has either the flat 7th, root, and flat 3rd of an A-7 shown or the 5th, flat 7th, and root of a C7.