Groove Essentials 1.0 Book

The companion book to the best selling Groove Essentials video, this book contains charts and play-along mp3 files for every groove Tommy Igoe plays on the Groove Essentials DVD!

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.

  • BEGINNING DRUMMERS will enjoy playing simple rock beats with a real band, giving them a chance to play the drums with good, solid time, utilizing 4-way coordination.
  • INTERMEDIATE DRUMMERS will have a chance to tackle some syncopated 16th-note grooves in the funk and R&B sections and also start playing good, swinging jazz.
  • ADVANCED AND PROFESSIONAL drummers will find twenty challenging world grooves to master, as well as the opportunity to try an infinite number of different feels on jazz shuffles, jazz waltzes, and R&B tunes.

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!

Now Available in multiple languages:

  • Book or eBook: English
  • Book or eBook: Italian
  • Book or eBook: French
  • eBook: German

Also Available

The Groove Essentials 1.0 Poster by Tommy Igoe. This poster is an excellent wall companion for the Groove Essentials videos and books.

  • Resized, optimized and reconfigured from the original poster – bigger and better in every way!
  • Large 24″ x 36″ size for easy viewing.
  • Premium quality 175 gsm fine art paper.
  • Matte finish for no glare.
  • Shipped flat and rolled – no crease marks for easy display and reading.

From: $14.99



  • Tommy Igoe


  • Drums


  • Afro-Cuban
  • Country
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • RnB
  • Roots
  • Shuffles
  • World

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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