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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We see “one” of the bar before we see any other beat or note. Then goes and plays the Eb over the G7b9 chord.

Nonetheless, reading the text changed the way I hear music and, to a significant extent, the way I play. This same tendency is present in the ear as well. This contrasts with how we are taught in school, where 1 represents the beginning.

I realize the guy is light years ahead of me Understanding Forward Motion “The more upbeats you have in the music the more it swings” Dizzy Gillespie.

The mind loves logic and rejects chaos. Superimposition is an advanced technique describing how musical freedom from the predictable elements of music: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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. The core concept is that there is tension and resolution with respect to musical TIME.

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Sep 15, 3. The mind tries to force the eye into making sense out of it by looking for ways to make the painting’s content fall into recognizable representational objects: On page of the same volume referring to Rudolf Westphal’s metrical study of the fugues in Bach’s Well-tempered Clavichord “…he proves again and again that those who regard the bar-lines in Bach’s music as the borders of the rhythmic factors are bound to play him unrhythmically.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

You can find the link in the book itself. My other question is No eBook available O’Reilly Amazon. Cb is the 3rd and Eb can be seen as the Altered 5th although i guess he just decided to alter it correct?

I’m mindful forwxrd what he says every time I practice. He does it again on the next two chords as well. Per Galper’s conception, the great musicians actually play straight 16ths so that we hear them grouped like this: In the key of Bb The progression goes like this: Scale vs ChordTone Improvising.

In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how Instead of hearing in a static manner, the soloist is hearing ahead of where they are in the music at the moment.

Sep 15, 6. Groups of 16ths resolve on the beats, rather than beginning there. These laws are immutable and as applicable in Bach’s time as in ours.

Log in or Sign up. Your name or email address: 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.


When listening to a jazz solo, it is perceived in a static fashion. The introduction of the book is free on Hal Galpers site, it explains it far better than I can in a text post There are other books on this from Mike Longo and Bert Ligon, they are also very good.

Now I see FM exercises as being used to correct what are basically perceptual problems.

From Forsard to Bebop: Attitude Is Everything Jazz Proverb. When faced with a problem or firward that doesn’t make sense, it automatically tries to make sense out of it by relating it to the familiar. Not trying to sound mystikal or smart-assed here – but if portions of your lines are spelling triads and other such orderly constructs, the sheer strength of these structures provide the weight and melody needed for the ear to “buy” into it. LucidologySep 16, We count first beat of the bar as “one.

Anyone exploring this subject would come to the same conclusions that Bach and I did. BbMaj7 G7b9 Cmin7 F7b9 etc etc As most problems with playing music forwsrd perceptual in nature, to change the way you play you have to change the way you think. This is no less so for the musician. Galper contends that we must learn to hear 1 as the resolution of the prior measure.

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