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Unlock Your Creativity Get step-by-step lessons for developing new fills, expanding upon existing patterns, and applying your skills to real music.
Fills For Any Style of Music Enjoy 23 play-along songs with examples from rock, heavy metal, funk, bossa nova, jazz, reggae, shuffles, country, and more.
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Beginner Part 1
The first module includes: Lionel Duperron's introduction to the Drum Fill System, an overview of drum fill basics, a review of proper drum technique, details on how to practice, and drum theory essential to playing great drum fills. This material is sure to get you excited and well prepared for the lessons to come. It is highly recommended that you start here before moving on to any of the other modules.

Beginner Part 2
Picking up where the last section left off, Lionel walks you through simple beat-fill-beat exercises, covers playing fills in a musical context, reviews beginner drum soloing ideas, and discusses how to 'make the fill fit the beat'. Many of the concepts covered on this module will change the way you think about both creating and playing fills. You will likely have a few 'aha moments' where essential concepts begin to fall into place!

Trillion Fill Formula
In this module, Lionel explains his revolutionary Trillion Fill Formula. You'll discover ten simple techniques that you can use to instantly personalize any drum fill. In fact, using these powerful methods - you can literally create trillions of unique drum fill combinations. Lionel breaks everything down in step-by-step detail. Use this formula in combination with the comprehensive Drum Fill Encyclopedia to instantly create your own unique patterns.

Intermediate Part 1
The fourth module focuses on genre-specific applications. Lionel demonstrates fills for rock, heavy metal, funk, bossa nova, jazz, shuffles, reggae, country, and double bass. The examples are taken out of the Drum Fill System PDF Workbook, so you can follow along. Start by mastering these patterns and then apply the trillion fill formula to create your own unique musical variations. You'll quickly create a library of fills for any musical style.

Intermediate Part 2
Taking things even further, module five covers some important related concepts. You'll learn how to use fills to setup shots, intermediate soloing concepts, using more dynamics within your fills, powerful hand-to-feet combinations, musical filling concepts, and more! These topics really take the idea of playing fills to the next level, and Lionel does an excellent job of breaking everything down into step-by-step lessons.

Here you will learn advanced fill concepts. Lionel covers playing drum fills in odd meters (3/4 time, 5/4 time, 6/8 time, 7/8 time, 9/8 time, and common time to odd-time), beat inflection fills (hi-hat embellishments, ghost notes, beat displacement, tom embellishments, double pedal embellishments, single pedal embellishments, and ride embellishments), and powerful drum fill permutations for both eighth note triplets and sixteenth notes.

Additional Drum Fills & Exercises
The seventh module includes something for everyone. The lessons cover buttons (also known as 'song enders'), flashy fill techniques, crossover patterns, how to make the most out of the Encyclopedia of Drum Fills, and ways to practice note values. Afterwards, Lionel wraps things up with some fun drum solos and a quick overview of the drum gear that he used while filming the entire Drum Fill System.

Drum Play Alongs 1
Want to apply what you've learned? Watch the videos in this moduleto see Lionel demonstrate all of the play-along loops in their entirety. The selections include: Blues, Ballad Rock, Shuffle, Full Rock, Funk Rock, Half Time Shuffle, and Swing. You can watch them in the split-screen 'educational view' or the fun 'performance view''. Afterwards you can play your own unique drum fills with the included audio MP3s.

Drum Play Alongs 2
Here you will find full band play-along songs. The selections include: Blues, Fast Rock, Slow Rock, Country, Metal, Reggae, Funk, Amazing Grace, and Punk. Each track is performed live by the entire band, so you can see exactly how the various members feed off of each other. Start by watching Lionel's performance and then take these play-along songs to your drum set to practice your creativity over live band tracks!

The Workbook
Everything covered in the Drum Fill System is also included in printed format. Anything not covered in the Encyclopedia of Drum Fills is included in this second workbook. The various sections refer directly to the training videos, so you know exactly where to find the relevant lessons. Likewise, the training videos refer back to any relevant material in the workbooks. You're covered no matter where you start!

The Members Area
In addition to all 9 modules, 23 songs, and 2 workbooks, you will also get instant-access to all of the same great content through our online members area. You'll be able to stream all the video lessons, download the play-along songs, view or print the included sheet music, and connect with other students in the Drum Fill System community.

This powerful resource makes it easy to access your lessons anytime from virtually anywhere. It's works on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and other mobile computers that have an active Internet connection. Best of all, you get unlimited lifetime access to the Drum Fill System members area, so you can enjoy the lessons for years to come.

Technical Specs

Video: 11 hour of video lessons
Audio: 23 play-along songs
Books: 361 page workbook
Online: Lifetime access to all content
Skill: From beginner to advanced

About the Instructor

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Lionel Duperron is a focused musician and an extremely affable and knowledgeable teacher with over 25 years of professional experience, Lionel Duperron is as passionate about teaching as he’s dedicated. Proficient with every genre of drumming, he achieved worldwide acclaim with his fresh approach to teaching rudiments musically on FreeDrumLessons.com and DrumLessons.com, as well as with two popular instructional programs: the “Drum Fill System” and the “Drum Rudiment System”.

Topics Include

  • Lionel's 10 ways to personalize any drum fill
  • How to match beats and fills in any musical style
  • Detailed advice for setting up shots, building solos, improving independence, incorporating hand-to-feet combinations, playing powerful song-enders, and more
  • 23 Play-alongs with the drum tracks removed, so you can practice drum fills within realistic playing situations
  • Examples from rock, heavy metal, funk, bossa nova, jazz, reggae, shuffles, country, and more