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|Peter Erskine Drumset Essential Complete|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Join legendary drummer Peter Erskine in this DVD companion to his acclaimed book series Drumset Essentials, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Peter takes you step-by-step through fundamental concepts, techniques, and exercises that wil... more »
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B. R. Young | Birkenhead, Auckland New Zealand | 12/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Nowhere on the cover of this dvd does it state "contains previously released material." I purchased the Erskine Method" dvd 2 years ago and was very pleased. When I recently purchased books Vol 2 & 3 of Drumset Essentials I was impressed enough to then buy this dvd. The promo indicated that the dvd was the companion to the books, but its not really. 70% of the footage has already appeared on the previous disc. The extensive series of brush exercises in the book are NOT demonstrated, rather merely referred to in the intro of a couple of performance clips where brushes are used.
Even the useful Afro-Cuban exs. on the dvd are only partially cross-referenced to the book. There are printed charts in the book that are performed in full on dvd and this is one of its main strengths, but the overiding impression is that the dvd was NOT made to complement the book as claimed. It is mostly a re-using of previously recorded footage.
Peter Erskine is one of my favorite drummers and it breaks my heart to have to criticise a product with his name on it.
There is some very good material inluded here but its presentation is misleading and Alfred Publ. should know better. My rating is to draw attention to this fact and NOT for the quality of Mr. Erskine's performance."