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Alfred Distributes Peter Erskine: Everything I Know Tutorial DVD from Drum Channel

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, home to the world's largest percussion print music catalog, now distributes Peter Erskine: Everything I Know, a 2-DVD jazz drumming instructional video, by Peter Erskine and produced by music industry and pedagogical inspiration, Don Lombardi, from Drum Channel.

Peter Erskine: Everything I Know is a collection of 16 jazz drumming lessons developed from a lifetime of playing experience by Peter Erskine, Professor of Practice of Jazz Studies & Director of Drumset Studies at Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. Lessons include stroke technique, independence, essential rudiments, brush playing, rhythm approaches, hits, musical fills, motifs, developing a drum solo, odd time meters, and much more. Dubbed as “a work in progress,” Erskine teaches the building blocks essential to mastering jazz drumming while inspiring and encouraging a never-ending musical journey at the drumset.

To view the official video trailer for the DVD, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAphhZsIHR0&feature=channel_video_title

Recorded at the DrumChannel.com studio, the video captures Esrkine at his teaching best, with lessons reinforced with live band performances and accompanied by three of his favorite musicians: Alan Pasqua, piano; Bob Sheppard, saxophone; and Darek Oles, bass. A bonus 21-page printable workbook with correlating lesson material is included.

“After playing drums for 43 years, I studied with Peter in 2008, taking regular lessons and practicing the daily exercises he assigned me. He guided me into areas of musical understanding that will nourish my practicing, and my playing, for the rest of my days. A master drummer and educator, Peter is an amiable guru of deep wisdom and infectious enthusiasm.”–Neil Peart (drummer, Rush)

Peter Erskine: Everything I Know 2-DVD set (93-DV10000601) is now available for $24.95 at music retail stores or at alfred.com/drums.