These are mandatory, frequent listens… I discovered them about ten years ago, and come back to watch them all a couple of times every year. They changed my life. No matter what instrument or what genre, these are worth your time.
The Illusion of an Instrument
This was the first one I watched and it blew my mind. It was one of those moments of complete revelation, but also something I already had an internal feeling of. He articulated it, brought it to light, and changed the way I looked at music forever.
Attitude is Everything
What I love about this is that it’s so completely applicable to all of life. It’s not just music he’s talking about.
These are more music-specific than the above two, but definitely worth frequent review.
More on Hal Galper
Please visit halgalper.com for more information, music, lessons, touring, etc.
Here is his music on Spotify and Amazon.
He also wrote a very interesting-sounding book titled “Forward Motion.” I intend to check it out some time, but it’s one of those things I want to make sure I actually have time to dig into before buying.
Youtuber Jazz Video Guy put a whole bunch of Hal’s masterclass videos in a convenient playlist.