Groove Essentials 1 Video/Book Combo

This package includes instant access to Groove Essentials 1 video and play-along book, with downloadable audio tracks!

Groove Essentials 1: The Video

One of the best-selling drum methods of all times! A must-have educational resource for all drummers!

Based on the Groove Essentials poster created by Tommy Igoe and Vic Firth, this package presents 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B, Funk to World Ethnic music. Drum artist, teacher and author 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 1: 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 1 video, as well as several “Global Tour” play alongs to challenge players! 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!

About This Product

This special combination package includes instant access to the Groove Essentials 1 video and eBook. The products included in this package are digital – no products will be shipped to you.

Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a link to view your video, and instructions to access the play-along eBook using any of our eBook reader apps (click here for complete information on our book reader apps), as well as  links to download audio files.


Instant Video


  • Tommy Igoe


  • Drums


  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Merengue
  • New Orleans
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • RnB
  • Rock
  • Samba
  • Shuffles
  • Ska
  • Swing
  • World

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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