Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 2.0
Complementing the 47 grooves contained in Groove Essentials 1.0, Groove Essentials 2.0 is presented as "an encyclopedia of fundamental drumset patterns for drumers of every age, ability level and musical application."
Groove Essentials 2.0 features a DVD and companion book/CD package with 53 new grooves and 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players.
Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes (while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove "families") as well as important "go-to" grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats. For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation—training drummers to think like musicians in order to maximize their potential.
The DVD features more than 70 songs covering 4/4, 2/2, 6/8 and 3/4 time signatures, with three levels of difficulty for 5/4, 7/8 and 9/8 meters.
On the 3-hour, 45-minute DVD, Igoe discusses and demonstrates each groove in multiple tempos, alone and with a band, with many patterns shown on both acoustic and on Roland HD-1 and TD-9 electronic drumkits. Groove Essentials 2.0 grooves cover Rock, Funk, R&B/Hip-Hop, Jazz (sticks and brushes), World/Specialty, Extreme Tempos, All-Purpose, Hybrid, Rideless, Classic and Odd-Meters. The DVD also features German, Spanish and Japanese subtitles.
The Groove Essentials 2.0 companion Play-Along book and CD contain over 90 tracks, including every song from the DVD in their full-length versions, minus the drums; allowing drummers to expand their skills by playing any of the grooves with a band and recording themselves on audio or video (optional) to help facilitate the learning process.
A large poster of all 53 Groove Essentials 2.0 patterns is also included with the DVD.
Pricing & Availability
Groove Essentials 2.0 DVD ($24.95) and book/CD ($24.95) as well as a specially-priced DVD/Book/CD Combo Pack ($39.95) are available at drumshops and music stores everywhere.
Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials 2.0 Combo Pack (DVD, Book+CD)
Title: Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials 2.0 DVD
Running Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials 2.0 Book+CD
For more information, check out the Hudson Music website: www.hudsonmusic.com.
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