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Getting Started on Drums
By Tommy Igoe
Tommy Igoe, son of famous drummer Sonny Igoe, has become famous in his own right as a drummer, teacher, author, and solo artist. When I met Tommy, at the Modern Drummer Festival, I found him to be an excellent drummer and a humble guy as well. So I was really looking forward to reviewing his DVD Getting Started On Drums. The DVD is divided into two main sections: Setting Up and Start Playing. Here's what I found.
Section One: Setting Up
Although the rack Tom mounting instructions happens to be specific to a particular make of drums (Pacific Drums), beginners shouldn't have much trouble successfully setting up any brand of drum kit by following Tommy's lead.
Also included is a discussion of what Tommy calls the "Power Square," which details the proper setup of your drum kit in relation to your sitting position. Tommy closes this section with some head tune-up tips.
Section Two: Start Playing!
Play Along Time
The Getting Started Bottom Line
As a bonus to the material on the DVD, you can download the music minus drums versions of the three play-along songs from the Hudson Music Web site for further practice. A thoughtful touch.
Tommy set out to produce a video that takes beginners all the way from initial drum kit assembly and setup, through playing basic drum grooves and fills. I believe he has reached his goal. In addition, the DVD is 140 minutes in length and retails for $29.95, which is a bargain.
This is one of the best videos for beginners that I have seen and I highly recommend it to beginning drummers of all ages.
Follow the link to buy this online at a discount: Getting Started on Drums Featuring Tommy Igoe DVD.
Or save even more when you buy both of Tommy Igoe's DVDs at a huge discount: Tommy Igoe: Getting Started on Drums and Groove Essentials DVDs
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