GROOVE ESSENTIALS 1.0
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.
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The length and extended taper add leverage for great feel and power. “Taj Mahal” tip is ideal for sensitive cymbal work.
L = 161/8"“, Dia. = .555“
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.
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!
OTHER GREAT PRODUCTS FOR DRUMMERS:
The world’s highest fidelity non-custom earplugs. Developed in conjunction with Etymotic, Vic Firth Earplugs are configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal so that sound is reproduced exactly as the ear would hear it, only quieter. Clarity of speech and richness of music are preserved rather than muffled. 20db sound reduction across all frequencies. Heavy-duty neck cord and carrying case included.
Tommy Igoe has had a long career as an in-demand studio and touring drummer but has done his most satisfying and critically acclaimed work as a bandleader. He currently runs two of the country’s most popular music residencies, one in San Francisco, the other in New York and has a fan base that spans the world.
He began drumming at the age of 2, started classical piano at 10 and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career rooted in performance and education, traveling the world as a sideman with top-shelf Pop and Jazz artists while simultaneously conducting clinics and masterclasses at the world’s most prestigious institutions of education. In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disney’s epic Broadway production of the “The Lion King” where he served as principal drummer and associate conductor.
He is the President of Deep Rhythm Music, his recording studio, publishing arm and record label. As an author, Tommy has created three of the best-selling music education titles of the last 10 years including his Groove Essentials series and Great Hands For A Lifetime.
VISIT TOMMY ONLINE: http://www.tommyigoe.com/