Learn to play drums! Groove Essentials gets you up and playing fast drum lessons you can use right away!
Based on the Groove Essentials poster created by Tommy Igoe and Vic Firth, this DVD presents 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B/Funk to World/Ethnic music.
Drum artist, teacher and author Tommy Igoe, demonstrates each pattern at the drums and also with a rhythm track, featuring some of New York s top musicians. Mastering these patterns will greatly expand your knowledge while allowing you to become a more well-rounded player with the confidence to perform in virtually, any musical situation.
Styles include 8th-note, 16th-note and half-time Rock; Jazz waltz, shuffle and swing; R&B, Hip-Hop and Funk as well as World music styles, including Second Line, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Samba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bolero, and Tango.
Tommy thoroughly explains each groove breaking each down to it s basic elements and performing each one with and without a live band rhythm track at two different tempos.
Special DVD Features: Special bonus a free Groove Essentials poster (courtesy of Vic Firth drum sticks), is included, containing fully-notated examples of each groove.
The companion book to the best selling Groove Essentials DVD, this book contains charts and play-along mp3 files for every groove Tommy plays on the Groove Essentials DVD, as well as several Global Tour play alongs to challenge players!