Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials

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  • Features Tommy’s lessons in a number of styles, including 8th- and 16th-note patterns, jazz waltz, shuffle and swing, R&B, hip-hop and funk, and world-music styles like New Orleans second-line, reggae, bossa nova, samba, mambo, cha-cha, bolero, and tango
  • Free Groove Essentials poster with fully notated examples of all 47 grooves on the DVD

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Tommy Igoes Groove Essentials DVD is based on the definitive collection of contemporary Rock, Jazz, R&B/Funk and World/Ethnic drumming styles contained in the Groove Essentials poster that Igoe and Vic Firth developed last year, the enhanced DVD features drum artist, teacher and author Tommy Igoe who demonstrates, explains and performs nearly four-dozen of todays most popular drum patterns. According to Igoe, mastering these essential grooves will greatly expand any drummer… More >>

Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials

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5 Comments
  1. I like his method and sequence. He is very good and apparently very passionate about it. He talks a lot before and after getting into the real substance.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. I played for about 5 years, 30 years ago. While I tapped my feet and hands during those 30 years, I forget a lot of technique. This DVD helped me to get back a lot of what I’d forgotten. And it is opening my eyes to stuff I’d never ventured into. It is a great, comprehensive look at a lot of different types of grooves.

    I suggest putting the poster up somewhere that you can see it easily while playing. Seeing Igoe perform is a great help, but for slowing it way down and getting the coordination working, the poster is indispensable.

    Getting the old grooves back and learning some new ones will make me a much better drummer than I was 30 years ago. I will be getting Groove Essentials 2.0 when I get 1.0 down.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This is a great DVD!

    This DVD provides a wealth of information on the grooves behind all sorts of popular music and world music too. Igoe is an amazingly talented drummer with a gift for instruction, and this DVD is just the ticket for anyone wanting to learn to play. This video will give you what you need to develop your skills a lot!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. My suggestion is buy this DVD along with the play along CD which also comes with the book,and ur learning will be complete.i learned notations hardly a month back.but still i can read almost all the grooves in this DVD.just listen to what Mr igoe is playing n keep looking at the poster provided in the DVD or the book which comes with the play along CD , n u will understand everything what he’s doing.good fun..i think every drummer,beginner as well as pro needs it in the collection..
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Amazingly, it’s difficult to find a drum instruction method based on just grooving; which, interestingly, is the point in playing the drum set almost all of the time. Igoe actually does what hardly any other author does for the drum set; he teaches one how to groove. Not only that, but this is the most fun program I’ve ever heard. When you take his Dvd lessons and apply them to the songs from the mp3s, it’s just so much fun–it’s hard to even explain. I’ve stayed up until 4 am playing to these songs: trying out different groove variations, fills, and solos, and I don’t feel like I’m working–I feel like I’m having fun and don’t want to go to bed. Best Dvd/book ever written for the set!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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