Part 1: Introduction to the Pattern Method

Introduction to the Pattern Method

Traditional music theory helps millions of people, but I wasn’t one of those millions; instead, I felt confused and left behind. The barrier to entry was too high, and I didn’t have the time or mind to learn piano as traditionally taught. However, I then discovered a new way to explore the music landscape, an approach that finally “clicked.” 

The Story Behind The Method

I always wanted to play an instrument, but when I arrived at college, I couldn’t play a note. Like many people who dream of making music, I felt like the dream would always be out of reach. I found a piano in a basement and began banging on the keys. Nothing sounded good. But then I located some patterns…  

Navigate the DLGPM Video Series

  1. Introduction to the Pattern Method <—
  2. The DLGPM Chart: L-Pattern Basics
  3. Example: The Cameraman
  4. Piano Basics: “Floors,” Keys and Families of Notes
  5. Examples of Patterns on the Piano
  6. Improvisation Examples: Blend Creation With Practice
  7. Improv Technique: Anchor and Dance Hands
  8. Two-Handed Improvisations on Every Floor
  9. Play With Others In A Pattern!
  10. Using the Pattern Method with a Classical Song: Gymnopédie No.1 by Erik Satie
  11. Play with Someone on a Different Instrument
  12. Pattern Method Transitions
  13. Using the Pattern Method with a Classical Song: Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Beethoven
  14. Ideas
  15. Closing

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