A revolutionary breakthrough in jazz education!
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Some ingenious ideas throughout. Even glancing at this book will generate new ideas for improvisers at any level.”
— Dave Liebman
Musical examples and exercises are geared to alter a student's basic perception of rhythm, melody and harmony. Students are then encouraged to use the book as a starting point for creating their own exercises ...Takes intermediate and advanced improvisers to new heights. And it may very well foreshadow the next generation of jazz methods.”
— Jazz Education Journal
Respected pianist and educator Hal Galper has come up with the 'Unified Field Theory' in Music! It is well-written, conversational and easy to understand, avoiding complex 'textbookese'.”
— Saxophone Journal
I cannot imagine that Forward Motion would not be considered an essential reference tool to any student, teacher, or performer seriously involved with practicing the fine art of jazz improvisation.”
— Todd Coolman
My critical listening skills have gone through the roof! Forward Motion is undoubtedly the best method for understanding jazz, and arguably music in general, that I have ever experienced.”
— Darcy Hepner
The following video, "What is Practicing" shows the depth of Hal's perspective on making music. Enjoy!