Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials
Mar 02 2014
Three-and-a-half hours of great material! Groove Essentials is based on the definitive collection of contemporary rock, jazz, R&B, funk, and world/ethnic drumming styles contained in the poster of the same name, developed by world-class drummer, teacher and author Tommy Igoe and Vic Firth drum sticks. On this DVD, Tommy demonstrates 47 of today’s most popular drum patterns, including a performance of each with a rhythm track played by some of New York’s top players.
This unique feature lets the student hear what each groove sounds and feels like with real music played by live musicians. Included among the drum patterns are 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 New Orleans second-line, reggae, Bossa Nova, Samba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bolero and Tango. As a special bonus, the package includes a free Groove Essentials poster (courtesy of Vic Firth drum sticks), which contains fully-notated examples of every one of the 47 grooves on the DVD! Proceed to study with Groove Essentials 2.0
Also some interesting interviews included.
Installment 1: “Growing Up Igoe”
Tommy talks about what it was like growing up as the son of legendary drummer Sonny Igoe and some of the lessons he learned along the way.
Installment 2: Going on the Road and Getting the Gig with Lion King
One year out of high school and Tommy goes on the road with the Glenn Miller Band. Here’s how he copes and began working as a sub for Broadway shows.
Installment 3: Composing, Playing and Conducting “The Lion King”
Tommy talks about the in’s and out’s of composing the drumset parts for Lion King, as well as the demands required to play and conduct a Broadway musical.
Installment 4: Tommy’s Recommendations for Becoming a Broadway “Sub”
Entering the world of subbing on Broadway is more difficult than you might think. Tommy gives you some great recommendations.
Installment 5: Thoughts on the “Groove Essentials”
Tommy talks about how he uses the Groove Essentials with his students.
Installment 6: PASIC Clinic: “Applying the Rudimental Vocabulary to the Drumset”
From his popular clinic at the Percussive Arts Society International Clinic in 2005, Tommy draws upon his DCI experience in the Bayonne Bridgemen to discuss the common pitfalls that many marching percussionists have when approaching the drumset. Tommy also applies his concepts to several of the tunes from his book, “Groove Essentials: The PlayAlong.” Beginners can be interested in Getting Started On Drums by Tommy Igoe.
Running time: 3 hours video + 6 hours audio
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio (mp3)
Size: 6.2 Gb