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Groove Essentials 10th Anniversary Video Competition

Hello!

About slightly more than a week ago, I entered the Groove Essentials 10th Anniversary video competition for the fun of it. International voting is now open to determine the finalists and the finalists’ videos will be judged by Tommy Igoe himself, the author of the Groove Essentials drumming instructional system.

If any of you would like to vote:

Look out for this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJ4g-VD-E8#t=162

on this page:

http://www.grooveessentials.com/contestant-gallery/

and vote on the same page.

PS: Only one vote per day.

Thanks alot! Not sure if I’ll get anything but it was fun.I’m however hoping to get a Skype lesson with the man himself!

Shout out to Howard Lee for generously helping me with the recording and video.

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Tommy Igoe Speaking About Drum Education In The 21st Century

As usual, Tommy Igoe (Groove Essentials / Great Hands For A Lifetime), one of my favourite drummers and drumset educators, presents his thoughts as it is, no-holds-barred and from the heart,

His thoughts on the importance of drummers being able to sight-read in today’s music business are especially eye-opening (face-slapping too!). This is a video that I will watch and re-watch, and thereafter reflect deeply on my approach to teaching the drumset in the 21st century.

Secondly, the truth for us is…If we drummers of today do not have a basic recording setup at home or in the studio, we are operating on a dinosaur mode of operation. I feel that Tommy hit the nail on the head on this one. I have had so many benefits come my way because of my ability to have a space and the equipment to record my drums for independent artists.

You owe it to yourself to watch this interview.