Every Groove Essentials 2.0 Groove

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Hey Drummerworld....

I got Groove Essentials 2.0 for Christmas, and I decided to go ahead and post videos of me going through every song to catalog my progress as a drummer. They may not be perfect, but it'll show my growth as a drummer. I'll continually update this thread every so often to include my new uploads, to do a bit of show-offing I guess ;) . This book and play-along CD is definitely a lot of fun.

Rock

Groove 48 Slow -
Groove 48 Fast -
Groove 49 -
Groove 50 -
Groove 51 Slow -
Groove 51 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3IHHOvGiuo
Groove 52 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryj6RAn0YaA
Groove 52 Fast - https://youtu.be/4Be_HzJof78
Groove 53 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBfKPRV7dPo
Groove 53 Fast - https://youtu.be/vbhI0Z8BKsQ
Groove 54 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0gYI32f2OA
Groove 54 Fast - https://youtu.be/9bDmCXyScM4
Groove 55 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5G5i5HZ_eg
Groove 56 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_IN-PgGzs
Groove 57 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTGYHnLQ2A
Groove 58 Slow - https://youtu.be/77OWKqftkBc
Groove 58 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7eHjjZQP38
Groove 59 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdndbxhuqN0
Groove 59 Fast - https://youtu.be/Tk7YsjLsJWM
Groove 60 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY4_FxoO6xk
Groove 60 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVBrgcLeI-k
Groove 61 - https://youtu.be/7fUdry9vLAg

Funk

Groove 62 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqQ0ZcV00fk
Groove 62 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQzh8UmTPE
Groove 63 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK4unm5LP60
Groove 63 Fast - https://youtu.be/0uodGC2ehPY
Groove 64 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqpgf3M4K7g
Groove 64 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOlo6ych2QE
Groove 65 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7Eeayw7Rs
Groove 66 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBW5OaEIJxQ
Groove 66 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1rdbtgLeBE
Groove 67 - https://youtu.be/jdz0gsfBtlU

R&B/Hip-Hop

Groove 68 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlG3qeZkAbI
Groove 69 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yZlHm-Moxw
Groove 69 Fast - https://youtu.be/tqrvbcolXbQ
Groove 70 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jSsymuF4CM
Groove 71 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRk6VywpdCw
Groove 72 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_mS9nSAiKE
Groove 73 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNt8BOXU2NE
Groove 73 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtVvuMjdBs
Groove 74 - https://youtu.be/uhC6YlNc8YM

Jazz

Groove 75 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkp7KayNEc
Groove 76 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxXUGxoqwAc
Groove 77 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOg4T8qV0NI
Groove 78 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPW0QtBOBI
Groove 79 - https://youtu.be/iGtOH_NG0Io

World/Specialty

Groove 80 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMML05PBVWU
Groove 80 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUPGxj9jLPg
Groove 81 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhTGCpCZvQY
Groove 81 Fast - https://youtu.be/Am8H8RKXwag
Groove 82 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LgpY1SUv8
Groove 82 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhaV3Wo7-kk
Groove 83 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJgUR7xYa3A
Groove 84 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEGTD_QArLI
Groove 85 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhmViQBl2gs
Groove 86 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiu60AOmHRk
Groove 87 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSgbB3JOlrs
Groove 87 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zibkcFeorZQ
Groove 88 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg2GZRIoVyM
Groove 88 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAAVO7eJUG0
Groove 89 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRxmMFI1i1E
Groove 90 - https://youtu.be/hcteOV3-ODo
 
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Seafroggys

Silver Member
Even though I said I'll only update this thread every 2-3 additions, for the first one I'm bumping it. Added Groove 50, nothing too fancy or exciting, but smooth and one of the more solid ones I've done so far.
 

lefty2

Platinum Member
Not bad at all. Looked like you were having fun too. That's what it's all about. I think you should be playing the hats with your foot in the section 1:13 - 2:00. Not sure what without playing it. I really like the 2 crashes in front of you. The one off to your right is ok, but those 2 up front really sing. Good job.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Ha thanks! That definitely crossed my mind about putting 2 and 4 on the hat. I think in one of my other takes I did that.

Thanks also to my cymbals. The one on the left is an 18" Paiste 2002. On the right is an 18" Amedia Vintage Paperthin. The one on the far right is the oldest cymbal on here, an 18" Sabian AA Medium, but its cracked a bit, which is why it doesn't sound as good. Oddly enough, it sounds obviously cracked to me as I'm playing it, but the "cracked" noise doesn't get picked up in the mics...it just doesn't sound quite as good as it used to. Next paycheck I'm gonna replace it.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
I took about five months off from this project since I've been busy getting my own band started and recording an album with another group I'm in. Decided to revisit this and found the groove I left off at much easier than I did in April (padding it hardcore will do that to you).

I also realized I hadn't updated this post with two that I did back in April, so here's an update with three videos!

Groove 51 - Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3IHHOvGiuo
Groove 52 - Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryj6RAn0YaA
Groove 52 - Fast (done today) - https://youtu.be/4Be_HzJof78

First post edited
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
I've been working on Groove 54 a long time. It was easy to learn, but the hard part is getting that tight bass drum groove to line up with the bass guitar on the recordings. Plus the tempo of that fast groove....that does work the right hand quite a bit. The slow one I recorded a couple months back, its fairly sloppy, but I worked hard at the faster one and I think that's much cooler and tighter.

Groove 54 - Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0gYI32f2OA
Groove 54 - Fast - https://youtu.be/9bDmCXyScM4
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Man I had a busy week! Since I'm temporarily living with my parents until I can find a new apartment, I've been on my drums over an hour a day. Since these particular grooves/songs were pretty easy, I burned through them pretty quickly. Got four done!

I also bought Groove Essentials 1.0, but I'm not sure if I want to work out of those. The rock and funk stuff in there is very easy for me, and while the jazz stuff is stuff I know already I could use a refresher. The latin/world grooves would be worth looking into, but we'll see. For now I'm sticking with 2.0

Groove 55 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5G5i5HZ_eg
Groove 56 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_IN-PgGzs
Groove 57 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTGYHnLQ2A
Groove 58 Slow - https://youtu.be/77OWKqftkBc
 

Seafroggys

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Seafroggys

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And the rock section of Groove Essentials 2.0 is finally done! Woo! Definitely improved on a few things, namely not to rush the hell out of fills and also to hold back on slow, slow ballads. I actually applied Groove 50 to a gig I had last year and it really impressed the band I was filling in for, they really liked it. And I use Groove 51 for a song in one of my bands, just to switch it up from the traditional 2 and 4 that most songs I play are.

Groove 60 Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY4_FxoO6xk
Groove 60 Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVBrgcLeI-k
Groove 61 - https://youtu.be/7fUdry9vLAg
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
Good start to the funk section. I'm finding grooving on these is easier than the rock stuff, don't know why. Its easier to feel the 'band' and lock in. My fills are still rock-esque so I need to start figuring out new fills. Also, the last video (63 fast) I set up two cameras with a split screen, so that was cool.

Groove 62 - Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqQ0ZcV00fk
Groove 62 - Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQzh8UmTPE
Groove 63 - Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK4unm5LP60
Groove 63 - Fast - https://youtu.be/0uodGC2ehPY
 

Seafroggys

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Seafroggys

Silver Member
Finished up the RnB section of the book, which includes the famous Porcaro Shuffle that I don't do too half bad on. Probably my least favorite overall, but it had some cool grooves. Getting on two years since I started this project. Have the jazz stuff, the latin stuff, and the odd time stuff left, so plenty of challenging stuff ahead! Also, 666th post, so time to play some Iron Maiden.

Groove 70 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jSsymuF4CM
Groove 71 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRk6VywpdCw
Groove 72 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_mS9nSAiKE
Groove 73 - Slow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNt8BOXU2NE
Groove 73 - Fast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtVvuMjdBs
Groove 74 - https://youtu.be/uhC6YlNc8YM
 

CYP

Senior Member
Love how much fun you're having with these Seafroggys. I got to take a lesson with Tommy 6 months ago or so and his positive energy is definitely contagious- you're channeling it here I think! Keep it up.
 

Seafroggys

Silver Member
And finally updating this with the jazz section. That last uptempo one took me forever, and I didn't really have a lot of fun with playing at that insane speed so I couldn't bring myself to woodshed it. The other ones I had a lot of fun with.

Groove 75 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkp7KayNEc
Groove 76 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxXUGxoqwAc
Groove 77 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOg4T8qV0NI
Groove 78 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPW0QtBOBI
Groove 79 - https://youtu.be/iGtOH_NG0Io
 
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