Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peter Erskine - MD Sound Supplement

When I was a kid Modern Drummer magazine used to occasionally include these sound supplements with their magazine that were basically these small floppy vinyl records that demonstrated some ideas, concepts or exercises found in the accompanying issue. They were great and I had several including ones that featured highlights from the book Afro-Cuban Rhythm for Drumset and another that featured a massive drum duet featuring Steve Smith and Gary Chester (?)

Anyways, those were great resources and it's too bad that MD doesn't do the same thing with CDs these days. Although, I guess now with the internet and everything that idea is somewhat obsolete! (although I often see other magazines including CDs)

Here's one of those early MD sound supplements that features Peter Erskine demonstrating his various approaches to playing the hihat:

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