Groove Essentials: The Sampler

Groove Essentials Sampler featuring 12 charts and tracks!

This sampler is available free of charge, and includes charts, play-along tracks and groove examples for 12 grooves from Tommy Igoe’s Groove Essentials 1 and Groove Essentials 2 Play-Along books!


Groove Essentials from Tommy Igoe is a method to teach you the drums that is fun, easy to understand, and rewarding. Featuring a series of 2 instructional videos and 2 play-along books, you will be guided from basic grooves all the way to advanced, professional level performances.

Your teacher, Tommy Igoe, 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.

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.

For more details and to purchase any of the Groove Essentials video lessons or play-along books visit




  • Tommy Igoe


  • Drums


  • Afro-Cuban
  • Big Band
  • Blues
  • Brazilian
  • Brushes
  • Country
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Merengue
  • Odd Meter
  • Odd Time
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Rock
  • Samba
  • Second Line
  • Shuffles
  • Swing
  • World

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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