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
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.