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He de- emphasizes the historical tendency of young players to play fast lines – without having galoer the proper preparation to execute them well. How many times, while playing, has your mind drifted off to think about what your old lady said to you earlier that day? What had happened was that by listening so long to Tatum playing fast, I had put the sound of playing fast in my ears.

The use of Inner Guide Tone Melodies is also discussed. That is basically my poor explanation of what forqard Forward Motion book gets mogion. We see “one” of the bar before we see any other beat or note.

That’s the half-time feeling at work. It illustrates how current transcriptional analysis leads to misconceptions about how a soloist has spelled out the chord changes. Rhythm pyramids can be created in almost limitless configurations. Watch a painter working with a brush. Three of the groups have three of the G-7 chord tones and the remaining two have only two.

Anyone digging into this book? Hal Galper Forward Motion Book

All the examples in FM start as a pick-up, outside the first bar line. Every motikn scale contains five ofrward intervals where a half-step may be added. The main challenge most students face in developing a playing attitude is having the opportunity to gain enough playing experience with musicians of a high enough calibre to develop a playing attitude. I had the good fortune to have 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.


This same tendency is present in the ear as well. It motioon an innate tendency to want to make sense out of chaos. Copying not only what the master played but also how the master played it. Applying FM to spell out changes using pentatonic groupings uses the same process as in the chapter on Scalar FM.

The playing attitude is just the opposite. Example 6 shows descending four-note groups going to all thirds on a cycle of Dom 7ths.

To create Forward Motion for unresolved arpeggios, they need to be adjusted in relation to the bar lines. The concepts must be pragmatic. To change one’s actions, one must first change one’s thought processes. A half-step may be added at any point in a scale where the interval a whole-tone exists.

Chord Scale motin and release patterns also occur in a duple manner, except at one point in every seven-note scale where two chord tones are neighbors a whole-step apart.

The operative attitude is that one must be exciting not excited. First, the example without the application of FM: Put your hands on your instrument and keep them there.

This contrasts with how we are taught in school, where 1 represents the beginning. Making mistakes sounds bad because the rules that were in operation at the time were violated. Skip to main content. Example 21 Explore the possible combinations of the groupings as in example 23 as well as those in example What Hal concentrates on for the most part is the very subject that is least discussed in texts of any sort, which is the use of rhythm, jazz rhythm to be exact, in order to improvise countless ways on a given line.


Even glancing at this book will generate new ideas for improvisers at any level. One of the dominant stylistic aspects of pentatonic improvisation is its almost complete lack of chromaticism.

There isn’t enough time in life to do so and it’s not necessary anyway. Therefore, effective musical statements tend to resolve at the 1 – 1 is the END of phrase. There are four inversions of every exercise: Always use this process when practicing anything.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Using a mechanical process to learn a creative process is non-productive. Do the same for each succeeding scale tone. When listening to a jazz solo, it is perceived in a static fashion.

The melodic content is still there. The concept hxl founded on the principle that the strongest four-note groups are those that contain three chord tones and one non-chord tone.

At each stage, from conception to realization, an overall goal was imagined followed by imagining the incremental steps to achieve it. Practicing and playing without understanding how the most basic tool of your art works is inefficient and largely nonproductive. In volume 1, Pg. In this manner the history of the tradition was retained through newer generations. Play the first Target Note, at the same time singing it in your head not out loud.

As soon as you have begun to change your hearing, go to the following exercises to learn how to synchronize them to spell out chord scales.