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!