VIC FIRTH
PLAYALONG TRACKS
   GROOVE ESSENTIAL #97:
      “ADVANCED ODD-METER”
         featuring TOMMY IGOE

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Tommy's Vic Firth stick of choice:

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"
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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.

The Groove Essentials™ DVD features 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.

The companion Play-Along book and CD contain 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!

Check out the DVD and Book pages in the
Hudson Music catalog to learn how to get them today!


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.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS VIC FIRTH'S SAMPLE LIBRARY
OF 12 GROOVES FROM GROOVE ESSENTIALS 1.0!

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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!





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