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.
Assisting Peter on this DVD are guitarist John Abercrombie and bassist Marc Johnson. With the focus always on time and feel, Peter covers topics such as the jazz ride pattern, ride cymbal technique, basic jazz independence and coordination, improvisation, and composition. Also featured are 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. The DVD also includes PDF files of the booklets that accompanied the original releases.