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Forward Motion contains document security settings. These settings protect the book against potential copyright violations as well as unauthorized copying and distribution! It has also been "optimized" for viewing on a computer screen. This means the PDF document has a lower memory content, downloads quicker than a version optimized as a print version, and works smoother for page turning. What Is Forward Motion About? As childhood and adult behavior differ so does childhood and adult musical behavior.
We often bring into adult behavior attitudes and habits that were apropos as a child but become problematical as adults.
No less so for the musician. In music, as in any other endeavor, things are learned one way and applied in another. The first two primary goals of childhood study are to learn the names and position of the notes on ones instrument and to count and play a steady tempo. When first learning to count we learn that the first beat of the bar is termed beat "number one" and all other beats "follow" and are counted from the "first beat" onward as the tempo progresses.
Although learning to count this way as a child is an absolute necessity this approach becomes impractical for the adult student. In terms of tension and release analysis, beat "number one" is not the "first beat" of a bar but the "last beat" of the bar.
In very real terms we have become conditioned to count tempos and to "hear" the passage of music backwards! In his book "Forward Motion From Bach To Bebop," Hal Galper has demonstrated by applying tension and release analysis to rhythm, melody and harmony, how Forward Motion techniques are based on universal laws of music first illuminated by Johann Bach over years ago. Galper demonstrates in clear and easy to understand terms how music is not static but in motion forward towards rhythmic, melodic and harmonic points in the future.
Although containing theory and exercises, "Forward Motion From Bach To Bebop" is more a conceptual book than a music theory or exercise book. It is a truism that all practicing is ear training. Forward Motion techniques take into consideration these hearing demands by creating exersices that are natural to the way the ear functions. Forward Motion assumes that you have been applying outmoded practicing and performing habits long enough so that, when corrected, you immediately recognize their natural appropriateness on an intuitive and emotional level.
Once practiced and learned, you can never return to your previous way of hearing. Click on the appropriate numbered link to download the book.
You will be asked to save the file to your computer. Rename Save-As the numbered link as Forward Motion before saving and pay attention to where it is being saved otherwise it may be difficult to find. The size of the PDF book file is 3 Mb. Download times may vary according to your line, and modem speed and computer. With the PDF file open the hand curser turns into a pointing finger when held over an example indicating the example is an Internet link.
The music files are very low memory and load quickly. Because of the dynamic potential of web pages, some of these examples will be periodically updated with additional suggestions and helpful advice. Returning to this page from time to time is recommended. Just click on any of the play-along exercises to play them in your browser. Please feel free to email your questions to me at galper att.
Hal Galper has the knowledge, skills and, most of all, experience to explain what typically lacks in the average jazz player. David Liebman endorsed the product and wrote a nice foreword by the way! This book was written to evolve around two basic ideas that should correct outmoded practice and playing habits: rhythms phrasing and, of course hearing. The author refers to it as vivid hearing. Rhythms On the rhythmic level, Galper goes all the way back to the music J. Bach and demonstrates that articulations in music are part of a universal and timeless concept.