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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Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

This is where the chromatic stuff comes in. But like myself, Hal thought through a lot through the years about how to articulate his specific musical ideas. Becoming a lost art, HFM can only be implemented after having played your own vocabulary for many years.

Copying not only what the master played but also how the master played it. Of the 38 pentatonic scales, a number of them can be used to spell out basic changes.

Decades later I got the book to be sure I didn’t miss anything. It’s the nature of these proverbs that you may not gain a complete understanding of it’s meaning for decades. 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.

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. What Oliver is suggesting hao, if you can’t improvise your own inactive “song-like” chord-tone melodies, you haven’t established a firm foundation in your ears upon which to improvise more active musical ideas embellishments.


There are four types of triads: One might argue that it was the very mption of this information that created the strong identifying stylistic characteristics of the early generations of jazz musicians. The notes go mption too fast. FM is also based upon the physiology of how the ear functions, another universal. Superimposition differs from ordinary change playing in that, in the accepted sense, extensions of a chord the forawrd, 9th, flat 9th, 11th, 11th, flat 5th and sharp 5th are named in terms forwxrd their distance from the root of a chord.

Do not sing any tones. Since then I’ve taught this approach to lots of adult students. These melodies, based off the chord changes or superimposed chords, are more important than the embellishments used to fill in the line; they are what the ear actually picks out. You’ve had the experience of having practiced very intensely for an hour or two and finding yourself gqlper afterward.

Example 10 Two-note Embellishments from below Create an exercise extending the two-note approach exercise by alternating two-note Embellishments foreard above and below as was done in Example 8. E-7b5, A7 9, D. This might take me all winter This is a somewhat extreme version of the process but it should serve to illuminate the melodic freedom that can be possible when using chord tone melodies to improvise. Sep 16, 8.

Being somewhat ephemeral in nature and initially difficult to grasp, this inner life is often ignored in favor of the external life. Their instructional resources were limited to the radio, live performances, recordings and the apprenticeship system.


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It froward a lifetime of work to accomplish that goal. As soon as the ear selects a particular line of the fugue, the others recede into the background. Interesting book with a lot of thoughts on propelling a solo forward. It is too easy to dismiss this as only another case of an idiot-savant. These are called compound rhythms.

Not trying will probably be the most difficult aspect of the process. They effect musical behavior achieving global, as opposed to incremental, changes upon their playing. When the articles were first published, I was sure I had come upon original glper that no one else had duplicated.

A musical instrument is merely a machine.

Arpeggios and scales can be combined in limitless ways. Galpers is an easier read and more examples and has audio. FM is based on the laws of the physics of sound and forwwrd.

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Example 11 Examples c demonstrate the previous groupings with a beat pick-up. I thought he was trying to put Chord tones on the strong beats As a child we have no choice as to how and what to practice. This is one of the few music books that I sat forwxrd and read from cover to cover, with occasional visits to my instruments to test some of the concepts.