When I first started playing drums, my fills were horrible. I never knew how to make them sound good, until I finally learned (from some of my teachers) to include the bass drum in some way. I practiced playing linear strokes, as well as unison strokes.
I was just playing snare and toms for all my fills and never knew how much better it sounded with the bass drum. So this lesson is for beginner – intermediate drummers who struggle the same way I did. I hope it helps you!
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Fastest Way To Get Faster
The Fastest Way To Get Faster is a 10-Day routine that will help you rapidly improve your speed around the kit. You will need to practice hard, stick with it, and push yourself.
Senri Kawaguchi /
4 Easy Licks That Sound Hard (Senri Kawaguchi)
Senri Kawaguchi shows you how to play four of her favorite licks. Give them a shot in your own fills and solos!
Larnell Lewis /
Larnell Lewis’ Secret ‘Snare-Tom’
What if you could have a second snare drum without increasing your kit size? Introducing Larnell Lewis' snare-tom!
Gregg Bissonette /
How To Learn Drum Parts Without Drums
Gregg Bissonette explains how vocalizing parts helps us learn them long before we actually get to try them on the drums.
Jack Thomas /
How To Play Drums With One Arm
When you drop a stick, how do you keep the beat going while fishing out another one? Jack Thomas teaches you how to drum with one arm.
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