Sound Formation Method Piano Level 2

This book is ideal for professionals and students studying the SFM. If you are an educator interested in studying the method visit here.

The Sound Formation Method™ allows you to immediately make music and get the feel correct. This lets you play with other musician of any level right away. You’ll learn secrets of groove that you can’t find anywhere else.

In this book you’ll expand your chord chart reading ability, build a rhythmic vocabulary of sixteenth note syncopations, learn integrative etudes, develop superior movement mechanics, work on precise durations, use major and minor scales with correct fingerings and fun grooves, and expand on recognizing chord types and rhythms by ear.

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Learn to rapidly build a rhythmic vocabulary of Level 2 rhythmic shapes in the Sound Formation Method™ while learning arpeggios, chord progressions, and single note lines. Have more fun learning piano and advance significantly faster through developing the correct feel as you build technique and facility on the piano.




After you’ve built a rhythmic vocabulary of sixteenth note syncopations the last step is to practice incorporating “hits” of only one sixteenth note out of four. In this page you’re practicing the displacement of these hits in order to discern the characteristic feel that takes place at distinct parts of the rhythmic cycle.


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One of the make or break factors of groove is whether the beginning AND ending of your notes are plugged into the underlying grid of subdivisions. Here the aim is to lock into the sixteenth note divisions and focus on the distinct feeling that each type of duration causes. An easily overlooked critical aspect of rhythm lies in this simple but powerful exercise.



Strategic etudes that address the principles learned in the Level 2 book and even some from subsequent levels are included here. The etudes address correct fingerings, reading in treble and bass clef, syncopated rhythms, and having fun playing beautiful melodies in a solo piano arrangement.




Accompanying Piano Video Course

The SFM Level 2 Piano Video Course is the perfect guide for Sound Formation private lesson or after-school students looking for additional support. This is not a standalone video course.

This video course taught by Curtis Madigan, walks the student through each page of the book while adding valuable additional information on physical cues, examples of what the exercises should sound like, and how to better implement the curriculum.

If your student finds having a video helpful for practicing in between sessions, this is a perfect guide to the SFM Level 2 Piano workbook.

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