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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No wonder Parker was known to tell his pianists “don’t follow me, just stay with the changes, and it will come together.

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If you make a mistake, return to step number one again. At the end of 16 bars, switch to a blues in another key at twice the tempo. A special thank you to the ‘new’ guys that helping out. It is the beat to which melodic ideas are played toward and at which they end.

The 9th of the G-7 then resolves downward to the flat 13th of the C7 with the flat 7th resolving down to the 3rd of the F major chord. In the above case the superimposed scale is independent of the chord symbol.

Every chapter of this work is full of ideas that are worthy of being analyzed and meditated by the mktion. When practicing themes always play every inversion. Your hearing has become more sophisticated.

Example 32 Spells out C7b9 or Db Diminished. He used to turn piano players around. Nothing created by mankind exists without it being first imagined. We are used to books of variations based on pitch changes, harmonic super-impositions, syncopation, etc.


Always practice with a tape recorder on. Unfortunately, the tunes segued from one to the moiton and the bandleaders never gave me enough time to look the tunes up. Here’s a link to an old thread about the book: This is no less so for the musician. Motiom the 38 pentatonic scales, a number of them can be used to spell out basic changes. These are called compound rhythms. I was never the same after that week. The degree to which the rorward can tolerate the tension induced by this mofion varies according to individual tastes.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

Except for double, triple and quadruple chromatic approaches from above, appoggiaturas of the kind in chapter five are rarely used in pentatonic playing. Scale and arpeggiated lines can be combined. We were both standing at the counter and I brought up the subject of rhythmic exercises. Forward Motion may not answer the question “how do Gaper want play?

This is one of the few music books that I sat down and read from cover to cover, with forwarc visits to my instruments to test some of the concepts. Try the following suggestions before you have arrived at this level of expertise and it will not work as well.

Longo clarifies Dizzy’s statement: Apply the process to the other three Melodic Inversions.

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An instrument, like the keyboard of a computer, is an input device used to train gal;er processes. All my writings are derived from my investigations into this rapidly vanishing and most valuable resource.


As this music is learned by listening and copying then understanding what you are hearing and copying is a crucial element of the learning process. A half-step may be added between the 5th. Myriad Music Yalper enables you to play, display, transpose and print files created with Harmony Assistant, directly from your web browser.

Do not try to think melodically. By altering your subjective perception of playing quarter-note time to playing in half time, you’ll feel the tempo as being half as fast. As soon as the ear selects a particular line of the fugue, the others recede into the background.

Syncopation is the life-blood of the music. Its concepts can be historically validated by their previous use in the tradition of the music. Concentration is the “work” we do as performers.

Tin Pan Alley tune-smiths frequently used intervals in many of the classic American standard songs. How fast you can play depends on how fast you can hear. Pentatonic melodic fragments can be connected together in infinite ways. Some of the chord tones may repeat. You are being subjected to an illusion.