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Groove Essentials

There are hundreds of grooves from around the world and even more yet to be invented!
Here are some of the most common ones every drummer should know.

Click on a style to see the complete list of grooves.


TOMMY IGOE has been drumming since the age of 2 and, since turning pro at 18, has toured and recorded with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Stanley Jordan, Art Garfunkel and many others. A first-call musician in the New York studio-recording scene, Tommy continues to perform the drumset parts he created for the hit Broadway musical The Lion King.

Tommy plays the Vic Firth American ClassicŪ 5A drumstick.

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Tommy's new Video/DVD project Getting Started on Drums, published by Hudson Music, is an entertaining and educational way for beginning drummers to learn the right way to play - right from the start. The 2 hour DVD features a chapter on setting up the drums - from unpacking to the final "Tune-Up", as well as a section devoted to beginning drumset instruction.

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Go here to view more information or order a copy for yourself!