161 – Peter Erskine Vol. 2: Educating in the Digital Age, Preserving Human Interaction, “Reading The Air”
Peter Erskine is – well, you know who the hell Peter Erskine is. We were thrilled to have Matthew Crouse interview him for the first time on WDP in the summer of 2016, and even more thrilled when Peter graciously suggested doing a “volume 2” with co-host Zack Albetta. Peter’s latest endeavors include a new live record with The Dr. Um Band (releasing April 6th) and a new book, The Drummer’s Lifeline, a compilation of tips and tricks for the working drummer.
In this episode, Peter talks about:
Why the average level of his incoming students is higher than ever
The importance of interacting with people in daily life, not just staying in the bubble of screens and headphones
What it means to “read the air,” as they say in Japan
Adjusting to differences in touch from bassist to bassist
Raising your performance baseline
Acceptance and forgiveness in music
The recently departed and much beloved Ndugu Chancler
Peter Erskine endorses Tama drums, Remo heads, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Meinl percussion, Roland V-Drums, Shure microphones, and the Zoom Q2HD recorder.