The Pattern Method was different from how music was normally taught, and it became apparent quickly that if I wanted to learn pieces of music written by others, I wouldn’t immediately know from a pattern how to play Mozart or Ben Folds. However, knowing what pattern a song was in (which I could easily figure out using YouTube videos of someone playing a song I wanted to learn) greatly accelerated my learning of that song. Better yet, I could riff, improvise, blend, and enjoy the music in new and creative ways. For this particular piece, I found this video helpful.
Breakdown Part 1
Breakdown Part 2
Navigate the DLGPM Video Series
- Introduction to the Pattern Method
- The DLGPM Chart: L-Pattern Basics
- Example: The Cameraman
- Piano Basics: “Floors,” Keys and Families of Notes
- Examples of Patterns on the Piano
- Improvisation Examples: Blend Creation With Practice
- Improv Technique: Anchor and Dance Hands
- Two-Handed Improvisations on Every Floor
- Play With Others In A Pattern!
- Using the Pattern Method with a Classical Song: Gymnopédie No.1 by Erik Satie <—
- Play with Someone on a Different Instrument
- Pattern Method Transitions
- Using the Pattern Method with a Classical Song: Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig Beethoven
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