I’ve always been more interested in playing my own music as opposed to playing music written by other people. That’s not to say I don’t like knowing some works by Beethoven and Alicia Keys, but I never wanted to only know music composed by others. Thanks to the Pattern Method, I can compose and improvise freely: I just have to pick a pattern and stay in it. Here are some simple one-handed improvisations for you to play along with.
Improv in D
Improv in B
Improv in E
Improv in Ab
Improv in B
Faster Improv in D (On Every Floor)
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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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