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 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. 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! Leggi Tutto »
Tommy Igoe has been at the forefront of drumset performance and education for the last 20 years. He started playing before the age of two and won every local and regional competition during his school years, during which he was also a member of the legendary Bayonne Bridgemen drum line where he played for 3 years.
At the age of 18, he embarked on his first global tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra which then led into a non-stop stream of gigs; playing and recording with Lauryn Hill, New York Voices, Dave Grusin, Stanley Jordan and Blood Sweat & Tears, countless commercials, TV and film scores and a permanent member of folk-rock legend Art Garfunkells band for 9 years.
As a solo artist, his debut CD New Ground was awarded numerous 5 star reviews and had the honor of being placed on several artist compilation discs including Vic Firth and Drum Workshop.
Tommy has released several of the worlds top selling drum books and DVDs, including Getting Started on Drums and Groove Essentials, the first comprehensive groove encyclopedia of its kind. Groove Essentials: The Play-Along, has become required course work at many major music programs and universities around the world. He also teaches privately in his personal studio in the New York/New Jersey area.
Currently, Tommy is the musical director of the Birdland Big Band, playing every Friday night at the world renowned Birdland jazz club in New York City, and he is also the principal drummer and associate conductor for the The Lion King on Broadway, where he also composed the drumset book. To see the latest news, gigs, video and more, visit TommyIgoe.com. Tommy is a proud endorser of Drum Workshop, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Evans Drumheads, Latin Percussion, Rhythm Tech and Hudson Music.
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