Part 2: The DLGPM Chart: L-Pattern Basics

The Basics of L-Patterns

I grew up believing reading music and making music were practically the same skill, that if you couldn’t read sheet music, you had no chance to learn an instrument. Fortunately, it turns out all you need to do is locate an L-pattern, lock yourself in, and then you’ll be liberated to play. The chart referenced in the video can be found on page 13 of the eBook.

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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