My first experience to the material in Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials was a free poster with a number of beats on it, which made me want to explore it more. As a drummer, but more importantly a teacher, this book and DVD has been an invaluable tool, especially in the break down of world and Latin beats. For one overall package to give drummers enough to play any style or genre, this is the best place to start. I first bought the DVD, then the book. To have it all in one collection at this low price makes it a no-brainer for any drummer wanting to learn some different styles. Highly recommend to add to your collection, or start your collection, of drum instructional materials.
Preston Nash LC Indy