Are you an ‘experienced beginner’ or intermediate drummer looking to add some more complex-sounding vocabulary to your arsenal? This is the lesson for you.
In just 10 minutes, you’ll learn three fills that are actually really easy, but sound difficult.
Since drumming is mostly a combination of singles and doubles – just changing where you place them – the sky’s the limit when it comes to writing and playing fills. These ones help build skills with your left hand leading, and involve odd groupings of 3s, 5s, and 7s translated to 16ths.
Don’t forget to experiment with these combinations around the kit in whatever order sounds or feels good to you. Start slowly and then try them out at higher tempos.
You’re probably familiar with the basic LRR pattern. If you change the grouping and separate them into 16th notes, LRR LRR LRR LRR LRR becomes LRRL RRLR RLRR LRRL (with an extra L at the end to resolve the phrase).
LRLRR LRLRR LRLRR L becomes LRLR RLRL RRLR LRRL.
LRLRLRR LRLRLRR LL becomes LRLR LRRL RLRL RRLL.
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