About Groove Essentials™ 2.0
The second edition of the best-selling original
Groove Essentials™ features a DVD with
53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced
players! Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes
(while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove "families")
as well as important "go-to" grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats.
For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts
of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation- training drummers
to think like musicians in order to maximize their full potential.
more than 70 new songs covering 4/4, 2/2, 6/8 and 3/4 time signatures, with
three levels of difficulty for 5/4, 7/8 and 9/8 meters. On the 3-hour, 45-minute
DVD, Igoe discusses and demonstrates each groove in multiple tempos, alone
and with a band, with many patterns shown on both acoustic and on Roland HD-1
and TD-9 electronic drumkits. The grooves span rock, funk, RandB/hip-hop, jazz
(sticks and brushes), world/specialty, extreme tempos, all-purpose, hybrid,
rideless, classic and odd-meters.
over 90 tracks, including every song from the DVD in their full-length
versions, minus the drums; allowing drummers to expand their skills
by playing any of the grooves with a band and recording themselves
on audio or video (optional) to help facilitate the learning process.
These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in
and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition,
the book features Igoe's extended "global tours" that will test even
the most seasoned professional's chops, creativity and stamina and, as
a "first of its kind" bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along
track designed to provide a taste of playing in a full orchestra, complete
with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels!
About 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.
HERE TO ACCESS VIC FIRTH'S SAMPLE LIBRARY
OF 12 GROOVES FROM GROOVE ESSENTIALS
Groove 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!