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Pat Petrillo's Learn to Read Rhythms...Better! Instructional DVD Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to distribute Learn to Read Rhythms…Better!, a comprehensive and revolutionary 2-DVD set on rhythm notation-reading, by world class drummer and clinician, Pat Petrillo.

Learn to Read Rhythms…Better! is a complete program that teaches how to read rhythms from beginning to advanced levels—perfect for self-teaching or as a supplement to lessons. Pat's widely popular "Sound Picture" method associates how each rhythm looks and sounds to help foster better sight-reading skills and overall confidence in reading rhythm notation. Topics include: basic rhythm notation; quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note combinations; all dotted rhythms and rest combinations; syncopation notation combinations in "straight" and "swing" interpretations; all triplet rhythm combinations; common and odd time signatures; and codas and repeats.

To view the official DVD trailer, visit http://youtu.be/s5tRPm4DuZc

Each on-screen example is guided by a digital pointer, with a click track provided. Special features include MP3 clips of each example, and a 105-page printable e-book of all the examples found in the DVD. The DVD set is the culmination of Pat’s many years of teaching at Drummers Collective in New York City. Known as both a dynamic drummer and world class clinician, Pat endures as a significant influence to the drum performance and education community.

Learn to Read Rhythms…Better! 2-DVD set (98-8527129) is now available for $29.95 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/drums.