Groove Essentials/The Play-Along, from Tommy Igoe, represents a quantum leap over anything previously available in any play-along instructional package. With over six hours of music, including styles from all over the world; truly professional sketch charts; and groove variations for every song; Groove Essentials is designed to be your groove companion not for a month, or a year, but for as long as you play drums—forever.
The new 2020 Edition contains 5 Bonus Grooves and 10 new tracks.
Groove Essentials/The Play-Along offers a focused and interactive groove experience for all levels of drummers with rhythm tracks that feature some of New York City’s top musicians. You get a chance to not only learn all 52 grooves, but also to learn how to play them in a real band with real musicians. Additionally, you’ll find three “Global Tour” tracks that are 15-minute journeys through all the grooves you’ve learned.
This book works in conjunction with the Groove Essentials Instructional Video, a three-hour-and-forty-minute program that features in-depth instruction by Tommy on all forty-seven grooves, as well as a free Groove Essentials poster. The audio files can be streamed or downloaded and playable on any of your devices.
If you are looking for the play-along charts and music to Groove Essentials videos, this is what you need!
The digital version of this book includes exclusive audio – each groove and variation in the book can be tapped/clicked to hear the groove being played!
The Groove Essentials 1.0 Poster by Tommy Igoe. This poster is an excellent wall companion for the Groove Essentials videos and books.
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