VIC FIRTH PRESENTS:
TOMMY IGOE'S GROOVE ESSENTIALS™

Over 100,000 drummers around the world are using the original Groove Essentials™ materials to help them become not only better drummers, but more importantly, better musicians – making Groove Essentials™ one of the world’s top-selling music education products. . Mastering these fundamental grooves 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.

Vic Firth is pleased to offer selection of Tommy's 12 “essential” grooves, excerpted from the Groove Essentials™ DVD. If you enjoy these video clips, we encourage you to purchase the full DVD at your local music store, or directly online at www.hudsonmusic.com. We think that Tommy's Groove Essentials™ DVD is destined to become a standard in the modern drumset educational library.



Tommy's 12 Essential Grooves

Groove #4: 8th note rock pattern
    
  Groove #7: 16th note rock pattern
    
Groove #10: Half-time feel
    
  Groove #12: Funk Groove
    
Groove #16: R&B/Hip Hop
    
  Groove #18: Jazz/Swing
    
Groove #23: Jazz Shuffle
    
  Groove #26: Jazz Waltz (in 3)
    
Groove #32: Soca (soul-calypso)
    
  Groove #34: Samba (slow/medium)
    
Groove #35: Samba (fast)
    
  Groove #41: Mambo
    



Tommy's Vic Firth Signature Stick:

Tommy Igoe (STI)
Features a "Taj Mahal" tip that is ideal for sensitive cymbal work. The extended taper and length add leverage to this hickory stick for great feel and power when needed.
L = 16 1/8" | Dia. = .555"
  click here to download a larger image of the STI


igoe-groove-essentials-dvdAbout Groove Essentials™

One of the best-selling instructional DVDs of all time, Groove Essentials™ set a new standard for educational drum DVDs! This DVD presents 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B/Funk to World/Ethnic music!

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.

igoe_groove-essentials-bookGroove Essentials™: The Play-Along offers a focused and interactive groove experience for drummers of every skill level with more than six hours of music! Included are professional charts, multiple tempos, groove variations and 88 separate tracks that explore all 47 grooves from the DVD. Additionally, you'll find three “Global Tour” tracks that are 15-minute journeys through all the grooves and feels you've learned!


ALREADY HAVE A COPY OF GROOVE ESSENTIALS?

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT GROOVE ESSENTIALS 2.0
– The Groove Encyclopedia for the 21st Century Drummer! –



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