Understanding Forward Motion Official Website for Harold “Hal” Galper, reknowned jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and writer. 27 Jan 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. 14 Sep From Bach To Bebop A corrective approach to Jazz phrasing. I’m just getting into it on page 34 right now. This is already influencing how I.

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Galper contends that we must learn to hear 1 as the resolution of the prior measure. Looking forward to finding out who else is or has read it and what they got out of it as well.

It offers a step-by-step process for retraining your hearing to hear in Forward Motion. The ear can be trained to hear: Appoggiaturas and Forward Motion shows how chromatic embellishments can be synchronized to spell out chord changes. An abbreviated list of some of the infinite ways chromatic embellishments have been used in the jazz vocabulary is included.

Once we do so, we will start hearing music differenly and be more able to play like the masters, who tend to have excellent “foward motion”. I haven’t read Hal’s book, but I was very surprised yalper how poor Hal’s performance is on that youtube link, especially rhythmically!

There are concrete reasons why some music sounds better than others.

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motino I have a question forwarc you harmony masters FM is based on the laws of the physics gaper sound and rhythm. Home Forums Recent Posts. RichardBSep 17, This might take me all winter Now I see FM exercises as being used to correct what are basically perceptual problems. He super imposes an Ab triad on the G7b9 chord. And am I to assume he is just using it to alter the g7b9 for the fun of it or does it relate to the key in some obvious way? Since this is a natural innate ability, anyone can learn to hear and play in FM.


Most Active Authors Latest Reviews. It explains the historical connection between how it was done then and how it is still done today, clarifies those aspects of improvising that have changed and those that haven’t and why.

In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how Rhythmic Forward Motion introduces the basic concept of Forward Motion, starting with how my study of it began and how music is almost universally taught “backwards” from the way it really functions. Glad to see some of the same sentiment for this book being shared by others on the forum. My Scrap Book Photo Gallery. This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff phrasing with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling.

But why the 5 of the G7? You are being subjected to an illusion.

Galprr Forward Motion “The more upbeats you have in the music the more galpsr swings” Dizzy Gillespie. As most problems with playing music are perceptual in nature, to change the way you play you have to change the way you think. The mind tries to force the eye into making sense out of it morion looking for ways to make the painting’s content fall into recognizable representational objects: How you have a hard time forwardd up” your ideas from one to the other?

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.

In particular, beat 1 of a measure is the most stable, most ‘resolved’ moment in a measure of music. He says he is thinking of it as the 5th tone of a superimposed Ab min triad Ab,Cb,Eb over the G7b9 chord. KRosserSep 16, The ear tends to reject chaos and has a marked tendency to automatically make sense of the sounds it hears.

But I shouldn’t say too much as I haven’t read the book The rules that govern music are universal, not affected by the passage of time, place or genre.


Yes every note is a chord tone of some chord but the point is that it is where the line resolves to is what your ear will lock unto into. I realize the guy is light years ahead of me He talks alot about the importance of choosing what and where to play chord tones vs passing tones on strong and weak beats among many, many other things Scale vs ChordTone Improvising.

Sep 16, 9. Other editions – View all Forward Motion: Log in or Sign up. Here’s a link to an old thread about the book: Their purpose was to show how melodies work as well as offering a way of practicing scales more in the manner they are used than in the way they were originally learned. Harmonic Forward Motion details the advanced technique of spelling out chord changes in advance of where they are written and how to make them work within a solo line.

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I figured he might put the forwarrd or 5th of g7 but I was thrown a good curve ball with the Aminor triad. Sep 15, 3. Since that time my understanding of the subject has grown and the way I use FM in my teaching has been modified.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Your name or email address: Melody and Embellishment creates a historical context for the following chapters by creating a framework for understanding how the process of jazz improvisation became increasingly more sophisticated from its beginnings in the early ‘s.

These laws are immutable and as applicable in Bach’s time as in ours.