Peter Erskine – Playing with Brushes
Oct 15 2015
Peter Erskine is best known for his versatility and ardent love of working in various musical settings. He began his career at the age of 18 with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and has since played with such groups as Weather Report and Steps Ahead; the big bands of Maynard Ferguson, Bob Mintzer and Kenny Wheeler; ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern London Symphony and L.A. Philharmonic; Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, the Yellowjackets, Diana Krall, plus many other musicians, recording over 400 albums.
He leads his own trio which records for ECM and his own record label FUZZY MUSIC; he tours and teaches extensively, and has won numerous awards for his work, including a “Grammy,” the Modern Drummer Reader Poll/Mainstream Jazz Drummer category (6 times), and an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee School of Music. His latest book is Vol. 1 of “Drumset Essentials,” a book and CD trilogy. He has released his performance video “Peter Erskine Trio, Live at JazzBaltica” and published his acclaimed book “The Drum Perspective.” His newest recording is “Badlands” with Alan Pasqua & Dave Carpenter.
In this lesson series, Peter will cover basic brush skills on the drumset. Peter’s musical approach will benefit players at every level – from beginner to advanced.
- Installment 1: Creating a Smooth Legato Sound
- Installment 2: Adding Articulation
- Installment 3: Basic Time Keeping Pattern
- Installment 4: Time Keeping, Part 2 – Hi-Hat, Double Time Feels
- Installment 5: Brushes on Bossa, Pop Grooves
- Installment 6: Medium/Fast Jazz, Fills with Singles and Doubles
- Bonus video: Peter Performing with Brushes at PASIC 2005
Running time: 44 min
Video: QuickTime 360×270 3:4 29,97 fps 1000 kBps
Audio: MP3 48 kHz stereo 192 kBps
Size: 413 Mb