Alfred Publishing releases Peter Erskine drum DVD

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-06-14)

Alfred Publishing releases Peter Erskine drum DVD

Drummer Peter Erskine has carved out a name for himself in the world of jazz, pop and rock, first playing with the Stan Kenton orchestra, then spending time with Weather Report and even playing with Diana Krall and ethereal rocker Kate Bush. Now Alfred Music Publishing, has released Everything is Timekeeping, a new drum DVD by Erskine.

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, Everything is Timekeeping. This DVD features Peter Erskine's instructional videos Everything Is Timekeeping and Timekeeping 2, which were previously available only on VHS. With guitarist John Abercrombie and bassist Marc Johnson assisting, Peter covers topics such as the jazz ride pattern, ride cymbal technique, basic jazz independence and coordination, improvisation, and composition, all while focusing on time and feel.

This must-have DVD also features advanced musical styles and ethnic grooves such as samba, calypso, Afro-Latin, reggae, jazz, and funk. In addition, there are brand-new special features, including performances with vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, an extended lesson in brush-playing techniques, an in-depth interview, and a video montage.

Peter Erskine: Everything is Timekeeping is now available as a DVD for $19.99. Pick up your copy today at a local music retail store, or buy it online at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

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