Workbook Level 6

Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math™ Level 6

The Level 6 workbook unveils the relationship between: hemiolas, syncopated hemiolas, polyrhythm, metric modulation and polymeter. It also describes how to use phrase level rhythmic shapes to improvise. You’ll also understand the difference between implied vs actual metric modulation. Check out this revolutionary book that will change the way you hear and perform rhythm forever. This book is appropriate for those that have completed the Level 1-5 Workbooks.

 

Two rhythmic lines with different time signatures and tempos can sound identical. This comes from the underlying hemiola that creates a bridge into metric or tempo modulation. Here we’ve taken a 4:3 hemiola and transformed it into it’s metric modulation equivalent.

 

 

 

The exact same type of syncopation can be played at a different tempo via metric modulation or it can be implied without changing the meter or tempo. The former is shown at left in the top two lines and the latter in the bottom line.

 

 

 

 

There is a brilliant and incredibly easy way to play EVERY syncopation you’ve learned so far in this workbook series as an implied tempo modulation. This is taught and many examples are shown in this workbook.

 

 

Polymeter is one of the natural outgrowths of what you’ll learn in this workbook series about polyrhythms, hemiolas, syncopated hemiolas, and metric modulation. It is incredibly simple to understand and begin implementing polymeter with the foundation given throughout this series.

 

This book is the perfect guide to continue your journey in music. It will also unlock the mystery of rhythm and simplify and strengthen your learning process. This book is the sixth in a method that works sequentially from absolute beginner through advanced levels of mastery.

Designed for more advanced students that have studied Madigan’s system for some time.

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.

Check out the Level I Workbook

This book is level 1 in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. This book teaches how to understand rhythm using ratios, geometry, algebraic thinking and more.

Check out the Level II Workbook

This book is the second in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. This book teaches how to understand rhythm using sequences, operations, symmetry, exponents, factors and more.

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Check out the Level III Workbook

This book is the third 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 Book

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

Check Out the Level V Workbook

This book is the fifth in an integrative system for mastering rhythm. The mystery of polyrhythms and their hemiolas is unveiled in this book. A new definition of hemiola is necessary to cover this vast aspect of rhythm. You’ll learn why a 4:3 polyrhythm is different than 3:4 and how to subdivide and syncopate these rhythms to create a mastery over them.

 

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