Learn groove construction, interpretation, and manipulation with this play-along series.
Groove Essentials 2.0, the second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials features an instructional book and CD package with 53 drum grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players.
Drummers 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.
The included CD features over 90 play-along tracks allowing drummers to expand their skills by playing any of the grooves with a band. These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition, the book features Tommy Igoe's extended "global tours" that will test even the most seasoned professional's chops, creativity and stamina and, as a "first of its kind" bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along track designed to provide a taste of drumming in a full orchestra, complete with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels.