Back on Cinco de Mayo, we learned to play tambourine thanks to Latin Percussion (LP). Today, we pick up a groove from Tommy Igoe courtesy of Vic Firth — another company with a strong and generous education program. Vic Firth (awarded Best-Dressed Male by MMT at NAMM 2010) is himself a leader in percussion education, and he has assembled a world-class Education Team. Visit the Education Resource Center to see for yourself.
Tommy Igoe is an excellent drummer, a superb teacher, and an outstanding member of the Vic Firth Education Team. In this clip from Groove Essentials 2.0, he breaks down a “backbeatless” groove that may be harder to figure out than it is to play.