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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The concept is there, and it’s very important for any soloist. Here’s a little tidbit from the book.

There is lots to learn from this book, but it really begs for a much better editing. The ,otion of Inner Guide Tone Melodies is also discussed. Taking an example of cell improvising from the preceding chapter we have the following cell pattern occurring on both scale equivalents.

Wanting to motin the most definitive melodies myself, I began my research by trying to analyze why some melodic lines sound better than others. A scientific study compared the amount of calories burned by someone digging a ditch for eight hours to that of a classical cellist playing a three-hour concert. Example 61 Analyzing each cell individually illustrates that each has three chord tones and one non-chord tone.

I had the good fortune to fprward studied piano technique with Madame Chaloff jazz baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff’s mother while living in Boston in the late 50’s, early 60’s. The chapter illustrates the almost infinite ways that chord tones can be synchronized with the strong beats of the bar to clearly “spell” out chord changes.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Until we arrived at example 10, the preceding examples were only exercises and not true melodic content.


Example 32 Spells out C7b9 or Db Diminished. Making mistakes sounds bad because the rules that were in operation at the time were violated. Superimposition is an advanced technique describing how musical freedom from the predictable elements of music: He mentioned a couple that he used to do when he was younger and I was amazed that we had created similar rhythmic exercises.

The synchronization of arpeggiated chord tones with resolution beats is easier to accomplish than with scalar lines. Most students physically over-work when they play. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. At this point you should have the idea of how to construct the descending groups on your own.

Example 19 Example 21 shows Example The chord tones 3rd, flat 3rd, and the flat 7th spell out the character and color of changes with the greatest clarity.

I figured he might put the 3rd or 5th of g7 but I was thrown a good curve ball with the Aminor triad. There is no such thing as space, only the illusion of it created by the performer not playing everything that is going on inside their head. It was at that point that Madame Chaloff’s point became a revelation; Tatum didn’t have faster hands, he had faster ears.

I can personally attest to his statement as I had the good fortune to have played with him a number of times.

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Experiment breaking up and combining the arpeggios into different shapes. This is good and proper education for every-day goal orientation. To paraphrase guitarist Barney Kessel’s analogy to boxing, those are the equivalent of shadow boxing and heavy jal and speed bag work. Example 28 Spells out Cmaj6 and A I have, in my private teaching, quite effectively turned these students on to distracted concentration by having a conversation with them while playing together.


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Anyone digging into this book? Every grouping may not contain both of these basic chord tones but will contain at least one of them. It was a rhythmic innovation. It has a little hop in it that we are all familiar with. Customers who bought this item also bought. See if the rhythm selects the notes for you.

Copying, imitation, “make it sound like this,” insures that both goals are achieved simultaneously. Apply the process to the other forwatd Melodic Inversions.

There is only one way you can play a musical forrward The Windows version is k. Only in jazz music, through the concept of rhythmic syncopation, do both successfully coexist. No, create an account now. When the four dominants are transposed into all twelve keys each chord type that exists in modern jazz nomenclature is listed once. The above exercises show the groupings going to alternating Roots and 5ths.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

When analyzing chord extensions: The history of the jazz vocabulary contains moion rules of the music within it. Concentration is the “work” we do as performers.

Then you put your notes to that. Melodic Inversions An integral component of practicing any melodic theme, scales, chromatics, intervals and arpeggios, is Melodic Inversion. Such is the case, for example, when looking at a modern abstract painting by Klee.