Peter Erskine Brush Lesson #2: Articulation

March 11, 2011 1:53 pm in Drumset by Web Team

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. In Lesson 2, Peter talks about another fundamental element of brush technique: adding articulation to the legato motion.

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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.

 

PETER’S VIC FIRTH BRUSH OF CHOICE:

Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"  [enlarge photo]

– LISTEN TO SOME GREAT BRUSH PLAYING ON PETER’S LATEST RELEASE!

STANDARDS 2: MOVIE MUSIC 

Music is often spoken of as forming the soundtrack of our lives. Movie score music compounds the effect, marrying melody with image, the exponential power of 24 frames per second combined with soaring tunes and magical counterpoint to provide all of us who love the movies a powerful emotional and cultural reference point, time and again. And who doesn’t love a good movie or song?

Find out more on Peter’s website:

www.fuzzymusic.com

CHECK OUT PETER’S NEW SIGNATURE “BIG BAND STICK”:

Peter Erskine Big Band Stick (SPE3)
Combines the shaft dimensions of a 5A and 5B with a long taper for effortless rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .585"  [enlarge photo]


– LISTEN TO PETER PLAY SOME BIG BAND MUSIC!

AVATAR SESSIONS:
THE CULMINATION OF AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY 

The Avatar Sessions features Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Randy Brecker, Rufus Reid and the Norrbotten Big Band performing the music of Tim Hagans.

Trumpeter and composer Tim Hagans has served as soloist and Artistic Director for the Norrbotten Big Band since 1996. Hagans writes: “The Norrbotten Big Band is known all over Europe for their innovative projects and creative energy. Together with these amazing guest soloists who have performed with the Norrbotten Big Band on tour and on this recording, The Avatar Sessions is the culmination of a very special artistic journey.”

There are LOTS more great recordings! Visit www.fuzzymusic.com for more!