Workbooks

Experience the revolutionary new method transforming the lives of music students across the globe. Click on a book cover for a full preview of the contents. Discover what it feels like to have a complete mastery of rhythm.

 

 

•Even if you’re a professional percussionist, start here. This book will introduce a new way of conceptualizing rhythm and introduce you to The Rhythm Compass™.

 

 

 

This is where you start to really build a solid vocabulary of rhythms and the skill of reflecting and rotating rhythms. Get introduced to true syncopations and why they’re critical to your ability of having a tremendous musical feel and groove. Click here for more.

 

 

 

There are so many incredible concepts unveiled in this system and one of the biggest is the Anatomy of a Groove. Learning this concept and others in this book will assure that you can hear and perform any groove rapidly. More importantly, the way you play – your FEEL – will change dramatically.

 

 

The Level 4 Workbook dives deeply into 6/8 and sixteenth note triplet syncopations which are then rotated (displaced), reflected, and mixed with other syncopations. Binary thinking/feeling, rhythmic octaves, and measure level vs individual beat level shapes are addressed. Also, covered in this book is beginning to master odd time signatures using new and previous principles addressed in this series.

 

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.

 

Workbooks Level 6-8 Coming Soon!

Discover Phrase Level Rhythmic Shapes, displaced 6:4 hemiolas, 6/8 syncopated hemiolas, the easiest ways to conceptualize and practice metric modulation, the same syncopations at two tempos, mastering any quintuplet syncopation, and implied tempo modulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Certificates

If you have completed the coursework in these books and would like to pass the proficiency tests, you may contact Sound Formation in order to schedule a lesson or class to earn your Certificates.

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