About Sound Formation

A Revolutionary Music Education Movement

Sound Formation’s systems and methodologies, created by Curtis Madigan, are pioneering many important and extremely valuable tools for creating musical mastery.

Principles and Music Conceptualization

StringsCalloutBoxPicMusic, when taught as in Madigan’s system, gives the musician an empowerment of principles. This develops a musician that is able to conceptualize and execute music in a fluent and masterful manner within a short period of time. For advanced musicians, this method introduces numerous new concepts to take their playing to the next level. In other words, the method addresses core concepts that create massive and rapid improvements in your musicality.

A Rhythmic Based Approach

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Rhythm creates precision, power, and unification with others when studied and applied properly. Rhythm as unveiled in our system goes far beyond what is normally understood. Many new and important clarifying concepts are introduced.

The Rhythm Compass™  is a part of Madigan’s comprehensive theory of rhythm. This is an incredible tool for developing a rhythmic vocabulary, conceptualizing and feeling the true nature of time, and hearing rhythm on multiple levels simultaneously. The mathematics that define rhythm are explained and utilized as they actually make understanding and performing rhythm easier.

Emphasis on Coherence and Listening

Workbook-COVER-_Level-3_001smallIt is very possible to become quite adept at your instrument and not connect well with others. Music is unique in that the collaboration aspect and connectivity is at the forefront when taught as in our system. This teaches the power of unification and cohesiveness. We teach this throughout our curriculums and workbooks.

Contact us at soundformation@nullgmail.com or check out our video courses, workbooks, or Teacher Certification courses.

What the Experts in Education are Saying

Curtis Madigan’s innovative theory of rhythm heralds the arrival of an entirely new paradigm for music education. In my twenty years of evaluating arts programs across America, the Sound Formation Method is the most exciting and promising music step-by-step learning system I have seen. It capitalizes on the natural integration of music and mathematics and catapults student learning in both subject areas. Fortunate are the students who have access to this program! This is the future of music education.  – Lynn Waldorf, PhD, Arts & Education Consultant