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Forward Motion by Hal Galper

FORWARD MOTION, from Bach to Bebop, is a corrective approach to jazz phrasing written by Hal Galper. Additional information can be found at Also,visit the author website at

The material is clearly presented in an enjoyable manner, and the style is crisp and accurate. There is a forward, preface, introduction, and ten chapters.

Each chapter is a learning experience, and two chapters of special importance for performers are "Melody & Embellishment" and "Harmonic Forward Motion."

A topnotch approach to jazz phrasing, musicians and readers alike will welcome this big book into their reference libraries. Nicely done.Hal Galper has put together an enjoyable learning guide in his FORWARD MOTION. It is about jazz phrasing and the way to do it correctly. A nice spiral-bound paperback for your reference library!

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Forward Motion
  • Author: Hal Galper
  • Publisher: Amenable Music
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: None
  • Rating: Four Stars
  • Number of Pages: 198
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