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Alfred Music Publishing Releases New Drum DVD: Everything is Timekeeping

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, June 14, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, is excited to release Everything is Timekeeping—a new drum DVD by renowned drummer and respected educator, Peter 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