Part 11: Play with Someone on a Different Instrument

One day, while friends were practicing at Eunoia, the art community I frequented, I forced myself to sit down at the piano. I listened to the music and realized that the guitarist was playing in one of the L-patterns. I located it, locked myself in, reminded myself I couldn’t mess up, stayed on beat, and went for it. To this day, liberated, there is hardly anything I enjoy more than jamming on the piano with other instruments. It’s also a great way to play with music online once you figure out the Key it’s in, and using the Pattern Method, that won’t be hard: just keep trying different patterns and narrowing down possibilities.

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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