Pattern Pieces 1 and 2 are designed to supplement any standard piano method. As the name implies, they contains pattern-based pieces and exercises that are to be taught by rote. It is our intent that students regularly listen to the audio recording of each piece as they work through the books. As a result, their ears will already be accustomed to the style, articulation, tempo, phrasing, and dynamics necessary for musical performance. The audio recordings come with the book and are available as digital downloads.