When it was originally released in 2004, master drummer/educator Tommy Igoe’s \'Groove Essentials\' dvd and play-along book/cd set the world standard for groove development. Now, \'Groove Essentials 2.0\' from Hudson Music and Vic Firth picks up where the original left off.
Complementing the original 47 grooves, \'Groove Essentials 2.0\' features a dvd and companion book/cd package with 53 new grooves and over 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 full potential.
Content of dvd The dvd features more than 70 new 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, Tommy 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.
Play-along book plus cd 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).
These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition, the GE 2.0 play-along book and cd feature Igoe’s extended “global tours” that will test even the most seasoned professional’s chops, creativity and stamina and, as a “first of it’s kind” bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along track designed to provide a taste of playing in a full orchestra, complete with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels.
Poster A large poster of all 53 \'Groove Essentials 2.0\' patterns is also included with the dvd (courtesy of Vic Firth) and a free sample lesson along with other online support is available as part of Hudson’s Complete™ integrated, multi-media music education system at hudsonmusic.com. All together, the \'Groove Essentials\' series is designed to be the most practical, comprehensive and musically useful drumset method ever produced.
Prices \'Groove Essentials 2.0\' dvd has a suggested retail price (srp) of $24.95, the book/cd has an srp of $24.95, the dvd/book/cd combo pack has an srp of $39.95.