Groove Essentials Book Combo

Must-Have Groove Essentials 1 & 2 Play-Along Books at a Special Price!

Save big on this combo package of two of the best-selling, must-have drum education books of all time!

  • Regular Price: $24.95 each
  • Exclusive Combo Package: $31.99 combined!

This package is for the print versions of these books. If you prefer digital version, click here for Groove Essentials 1.0 or click here for Groove Essentials 2.0.

Tommy Igoe’s Groove Essentials re-wrote the book on instructional drum education. Volume One of these series became an instant classic when it was released, featuring 47 must-know grooves every drummer should have in their toolkit. Groove Essentials 2.0 added 53 more grooves to that list, including new groove families, odd meter grooves, and more.

Groove Essentials 1.0: The Play Along

The companion book by Tommy Igoe to the best selling Groove Essentials video, this book contains charts and play-along audio for every groove Tommy plays on the Groove Essentials video, as well as several “Global Tour” play alongs to challenge players! 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B, Funk to World Ethnic music. 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.

If you are looking for the play-along charts and music to Groove Essentials videos, this is what you need!

Groove Essentials 2.0: The Play Along

The second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials by Tommy Igoe features a book and audio package with 53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players.

The companion play-Along book and audio contain over 90 tracks, including every song from the Groove Essentials 2.0 video 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!

If you are looking for the play-along charts and music to Groove Essentials 2.0 videos, this is what you need!

About Tommy Igoe

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.

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