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Alfred Music Publishing Distributes Groove Facility Drumset Method from Wizdom Media

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now distributes Groove Facility, a method to help create a complete vocabulary of funky and effective contemporary drumset grooves, written by Dom Famularo and Rob Hirons, from Wizdom Media LLC.

By using one-beat components arranged in a variety of sequences, Groove Facility challenges drummers of any skill level to learn and play modern-sounding grooves right away. The instructional method contains clear and concise lessons together with detailed direction on motions required to execute every pattern taught in the book. Drawing on the explanations and systems presented in It’s Your Move, by Dom Famularo, the authors show how to apply Moeller and free-stroke motions in a relaxed way in order to create the desired sound while grooving on the drumset.

The included disc features 22 QuickTime movie clips that clearly show the motions and groove concepts taught in the book, along with 4 original play-along tracks which are designed for applying new grooves.

“This book illustrates a very important and modern learning tool: the presentation of technique within the context of a musical idea. The material ranges from basic to challenging and is an excellent vocabulary builder.” – David Garibaldi (funk drumming legend with Tower of Power, author of Future Sounds, The Funky Beat, and other popular instructional drum methods).

Wizdom Media LLC is a publishing company specializing in drum education materials. The company was founded in 2007 by professional drummers Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini. After many years of performing and teaching, Joe and Dom have decided to use their considerable educational experience to publish materials that fill specific needs in various areas of the educational literature available for drums.

Groove Facility Book & CD set (00-39094) is now available for $14.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/drums.