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Forward Motion

By Hal Galper

This edition: spiral-bound. The core of the book is the crucial role that rhythmic phrasing has in creating an authentic "jazz feeling". Instructional, Jazz and Improvisation. Instructional book. 193 pages. Published by Sher Music Company (SR.FM).

Item Number: SR.FM

ISBN 9781883217419. 9x12 inches.

The only jazz method book ever to offer an interactive website where you can take each exercise and transpose it, loop it, change the tempo at will, and many other features.Hal Adler shows how many people don't swing because they are thinking of the "one" as the start of each phrase, instead of the resolution of phrases - an idea that can radically transform people's ability to play jazz correctly! ÊAdler also adresses: Melody guidetones as the underpinning of successful solos. How to line up the strongest notes of each chord with the strong beats of each measure. Resolving arpeggios so that you create forward motion in your lines. And how to correctly use chromatic embellishments to add spice to your solos.

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  • November 06, 2007 Great Source!

    This book has many good concepts on learning improvisation, I feel it's been a great resource and a powerful tool in sparking musical ideas.

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