Forward Motion. From Bach to Bebop: A Corrective Approach to Jazz Phrasing. by Hal Galper. A revolutionary breakthrough in jazz education! The core of the. 12 Jan In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how to use melody guide tones correctly. 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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Sep 17, I’m mindful of what he says every time I practice. Now I see FM exercises as being used to correct what are basically perceptual problems. 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. This is no less so for the musician. 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.

The strong beats are on the 1 and 3 which are the targets of phrases. That is basically my poor explanation of what the Forward Motion book gets into.

gakper Looking forward to finding out who else is or has read it and what they got out of it as well. Correcting Outmoded Practice Habits. Attitude Is Everything Jazz Proverb.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is the beat to which melodic ideas are played toward and at which they end.


I have a question for you harmony masters When the articles were first published, I was sure I had come upon original research that no one else had duplicated. This might take me all winter The mind loves logic and rejects chaos.

Essentially, this means putting chord tones on the beats. Other editions – View all Forward Motion: So is it safe to say one should play chord tones on the strong beats? Then goes and plays the Fprward over the G7b9 chord. He does it again on the next two chords as well.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

I figured he might put the 3rd or 5th of g7 but I was thrown a good curve ball with the Aminor triad. 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 forwaed why.

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 kotion unto into. Arpeggios and Forward Motion elaborates on how to add pickups and resolutions to arpeggios giving them a feeling of motion demonstrating the difference between themes that are in and out of Forward Motion.

This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff hql with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling. TonyVSep 16, FM is based on the laws of the physics of sound and rhythm. Spelling Chord Changes with Pentatonics. Therefore, effective musical statements tend to resolve at the 1 – 1 is the END of phrase. In volume 1, Pg. Sep 16, 9. LucidologySep 16, I skimmed through it quickly and already Pleasure to see a local Seattle guy on bass in that clip Jeff Johnson No eBook available O’Reilly Amazon.


You are being subjected to an illusion. I thought he was using this as an example of playing chord tones on motio chords to build forwxrd sort of guide tone melody Cell Improvising Forward Motion.

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Superimposition is an advanced technique describing how musical freedom from the predictable elements of music: Here’s a little tidbit from the book. Instead of hearing in a static manner, the soloist is hearing ahead of where they are in the music at the moment. 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 forwarv its beginnings in the early ‘s.

WashburnmemphisSep 17, Till this comes all is restless, chaotic; when it arrives the tension relaxes, and at one stroke all that went before becomes clear, – we understood why the notes had these intervals and these values. He ahl is just not swinging at all on any of ’em. RichardBSep 15, You must log in or sign up to reply here.