This popular session drummer provides valuable visual tips for keeping musical time across genres.
The Peter Erskine: Everything Is Timekeeping I & II instructional DVD features Peter Erskine's instructional videos
Time is a musical essential. Whether you are playing a simple beat, a fill, or a solo, time should inform every choice you make at the drums. Hence, the name and creating of Everything Is Timekeeping.
Assisting Peter Erskine on this DVD are guitarist John Abercrombie and bassist Marc Johnson. With the focus always on time and feel, Peter's time keeping lessons covers the jazz ride pattern, ride cymbal technique, basic jazz independence and coordination, improvisation, and composition. The tutorials also feature advanced musical styles and ethnic grooves such as samba, calypso, Afro-Latin, reggae, jazz, and funk.
In addition, the Peter Erskine: Everything Is Timekeeping I & II instructional DVD gives you brand-new special features, including performances with vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, an extended drum lesson in brush-playing techniques, an in-depth interview, and a video montage. The DVD also includes PDF files of the booklets that accompanied the original releases.