Groove Essentials #18: Jazz Swing



Designed with prolific drummer and educator Tommy Igoe, these sticks offer length and extended taper for added leverage, power, and a great feel. “Taj Mahal” tip is ideal for sensitive cymbal work. Features a long taper and extra length add leverage and reach, plus the smaller “Taj Mahal” style tip allows for intricate cymbal sounds.

Diameter: 0.555” | 1.41cm
Length: 16.125” | 40.96cm
Wood Type: Hickory, Lacquer
Taper: Long
Tip: Taj Mahal

Over 100,000 drummers around the world are using the original Groove Essentials™ materials to help them become not only better drummers, but more importantly, better musicians – making Groove Essentials™ one of the world’s top-selling music education products. . Mastering these fundamental grooves will greatly expand your knowledge while allowing you to become a more well-rounded player with the confidence to perform in virtually any musical situation.

Vic Firth is pleased to offer selection of Tommy’s 12 “essential” grooves, excerpted from the Groove Essentials™ Video On Demand. If you enjoy these video clips, we encourage you to purchase the book and videos at We think that Tommy’s Groove Essentials™ DVD is destined to become a standard in the modern drum set educational library.


For nearly 60 years, we at the Vic Firth Company have focused on developing and manufacturing what has become the world’s most popular drumsticks, mallets, alternative implements, and accessories… with the best durability, feel, and sound options, across the widest variety of genres and styles.


One of the best-selling instructional products of all time, Groove Essentials™ set a new standard for educational drum videos! This eBook and Video on Demand package presents 47 essential grooves from Rock, Jazz and R&B/Funk to World/Ethnic music!

Tommy Igoe demonstrates each pattern at the drums and also with a rhythm track, featuring some of New York’s top musicians. Mastering these patterns will greatly expand your knowledge while allowing you to become a more well-rounded player with the confidence to perform in virtually, any musical situation.

Styles include 8th-note, 16th-note and half-time Rock; Jazz waltz, shuffle and swing; R&B, Hip-Hop and Funk as well as World music styles, including Second Line, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Samba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bolero, and Tango. Tommy thoroughly explains each groove breaking each down to it’s basic elements and performing each one with and without a live band rhythm track at two different tempos.

Groove Essentials™: The Play-Along offers a focused and interactive groove experience for drummers of every skill level with more than six hours of music! Included are professional charts, multiple tempos, groove variations and 88 separate tracks that explore all 47 grooves from the DVD. Additionally, you’ll find three “Global Tour” tracks that are 15-minute journeys through all the grooves and feels you’ve learned!

Purchase the Groove Essentials 1.0 eBook HERE!

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