Drumset Essentials, published by Alfred Music, was carefully designed with meticulous attention to detail to be the best method for drummers of any skill level. The series teaches the art of drumming in a logical progression that is clearly written and thorough in its content. A play-along CD is included for each volume sold at this website that contains play-along tracks without drums as well as complete band tracks with which students can listen to Peter’s drumming approach and style.
Volume 3 covers (more) brush-playing beats, tips and studies; Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean music; metric combinations/possibilities in 4/4 and “odd-time” meters; plus general drumming philosophy and work tips. This is, in Peter’s words, his “best book yet.” The Afro-Caribbean chapter is co-authored by Aaron Serfaty, drummer and percussionist par excellence from Venezuela, and Peter’s teaching colleague at the University of Southern California.