Derek Munson :: "New Ground" by Tommy Igoe (Vic Firth Play-Along)





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 21, 2011

Website: http://www.derekmunson.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/drumology2001
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DerekMunsonDrums

In 1994, I was a 7th grader who had just started to get his feet wet in the world of jazz and fusion drumming. My middle school music teacher, Debi Eng, and her drummer husband, Frank, turned me on to Vocal Jazz. The first album I listened to? It was called "What's Inside" by the New York Voices. The opening track ("All Blues") woke me up to a whole other world of swingin' that I hadn't heard yet. I was hooked and listened to the album in its entirety - something I've probably done over a hundred times in the years since.

That was my first introduction to Tommy Igoe. Before the Groove Essentials Series, before the Birdland Big Band - it was his brilliant playing with New York Voices that nailed me to a wall. He particularly knocked me out on the track "The Sultan Fainted". (Check that track out if you haven't yet, cats - it's blazin'!) After that, I went out and bought every New York Voices album I could find, and did my best to absorb the tasteful, energetic drumming that Tommy throws down. I've been a fan of his for almost two decades now, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. :D

So, this is a fun Soca/Songo/Samba tune called "New Ground". It's one of Tommy Igoe's contributions to Vic Firth's Educational Play-Along Tracks Series, which is available for FREE on the Vic Firth website. Vic Firth has tons of great educational materials available to drummers/percussionists from nearly any field of study, and I suggest you go check out all the great stuff they have to offer.

To go download a PDF and MP3 of this song (both with and without drums), go to this page:

Worth noting:
* The best sound is available when played back in 720p HD.
* I am aware that I duplicated a few fills here. No big whoop, right? ;)

Hope you enjoy this - more to come! :D


*Genesis Drums* (Custom Maple)
5.5" x 14" Snare
10" x 9", 14" x 14", and 16" x 14" toms
22" x 18" Bass Drum

*Soultone Cymbals*
14" Custom Hi-hats
17" Custom Brilliant Crash
20" Vintage Old School Ride
18" Custom Brilliant Crash
15" FXO Crash stacked on 14" Gospel China
18" Vintage Old School Crash

*Aquarian Drumheads*
Snare: Texture Coated batter, Classic Clear (Snare) resonant
Toms: Coated Super 2 batter/Classic Clear resonant
Bass: Super Kick II batter/Regulator with offset port resonant

*Vic Firth* (of course!)
American Jazz Series - AJ1

DW 7000 Series BD pedal
Yamaha 700 and 800 series stands
Roc'n'Soc Bicycle Throne (thread adjust)

Behringer Xenyx 2222 Mixer
Shure PG Series Drum Mics
Kodak Zi8 cameras

Questions/Comments/Concerns/Compliments? I'm always available! Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think. :)


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...