A Collection of Fills from Peter Erskine
Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and/or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts.
Perfect for beginning-level on up to advanced players, Essential Drum Fills provides mechanical as well as musical inspiration. A CD with demonstrations, play-alongs and music pdf files is also included.
(This is the book I swore I’d never write! So, when Alfred Publishing asked me to do it, I thought long and hard as to how best create a book study environment where short-term practice goals meet long-term musical ends. Based on what I’ve observed in my own teaching studio at the Thronton School of Music at the University of Southern California, the method works. This is not so much a lexicon of licks as it is a way for any drummer to gain confidence in his or her ability to play whatever they hear in their head and play it on the kit, reaching any rhythmic destination point without R-L sticking hesitation or second thoughts.)