Workbook Level II

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Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math Level II

Workbook-COVER-_Level-2smallThe Level 2 Workbook is a revolutionary tool for developing a total mastery over rhythm. Build a solid rhythmic vocabulary by understanding how to syncopate subdivisions. Syncopation is redefined in this book to match it’s true meaning: having a pause or rest, hence the word syncope, which means to rest or skip a beat. The traditional definition of syncopation is really accent displacement, which is taught in the Level 3 Workbook.

 

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Using The Rhythm Compass™, created by Curtis Madigan, you can start to practice new concepts. These concepts help give you an incredible power and precision in your rhythm and quickly increase your musical feel. Shown on the left are rhythmic reflections using complimentary syncopation shapes.

Understanding rhythm as being cyclical and symmetrical, will greatly help you to more rapidly achieve a rhythmic mastery in your playing.

 

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Double time and half time are shown in the book both graphically and as exponents. This allows the musician to better understanding the power of 2 in rhythms. The doubling and halving nature that occurs from continuously multiplying or dividing by 2 is an important concept to master.

Rhythms that are exponents of 2 all have a similar sound to them. The information in this book helps you to be able to “shift” between these related rhythms with greater ease.

All of the Level 2 Rhythmic Shapes are shown in this graphic. We’re taking a sixteenth note subdivision and sequentially breaking it down by inserting at first one rest (into each position to create four new rhythms), then two rests, and finally we’re left with just a “hit,” or one beat and three rests. By practicing looping each shape, we develop a tremendous rhythmic vocabulary.

This book is the second in a method that works sequentially from absolute beginner through advanced levels of mastery.

Designed for our Rhythm & Percussion enrichment classes, this is the perfect workbook for any instrument and approach you’re taking in your musical path.

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About the Author

_1DX0816 copyCurtis Madigan is a music education visionary and has created a revolutionary new music system. After graduating from Berklee College of Music and performing with notable artists, he wanted to share the knowledge he developed with aspiring musicians as well as professional musicians.

 

Earn Your Certificate

If you have completed the coursework in this book and would like to pass the proficiency test, you may contact Sound Formation in order to schedule a lesson or class to earn your Certificate.

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Check Out the Level I Workbook

This book is the first in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. This book teaches how to understand rhythm using ratios, operations, symmetry, geometry, algebraic thinking and more.

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Check Out the Level III Workbook

This book is the first in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. This book teaches how to understand rhythm using binary numbers, reflections, rotations, symmetry, exponents and more.

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Check Out the Level IV Workbook

This book is the fourth in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. This book teaches how to understand rhythm using binary numbers, multiplication cycles, rhythmic melodicism, exponents, and more.