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
- 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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