Better Hand Technique, More Groove Ideas, & More Creative Drum Fills

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Study With Pat Petrillo Veteran NYC Drummer, Acclaimed Drum Educator, & Designer of the Drumeo P4 Practice Pad.
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Hands, Grooves, & Fills is a complete curriculum for developing technique, groove ideas, and a drum fill vocabulary.

Hands: Petrillo demonstrates his exercises and methods for developing smooth, relaxed hand technique, endurance and coordination. He also demonstrates all of the standard rudiments with modern interpretations, and shows you how to put them into musical phrases using his groundbreaking “Rudiment TAB System”.

Grooves: Music is all about the groove, and Petrillo demonstrates how to develop bass drum technique and ghost note ideas, while having FUN with over 50 play along tracks featuring a great band of New York’s finest musicians in the groove styles of Rock, R&B, Jam Band, New Orleans Funk, Fusion, Drum n’ Bass and many more.

Fills: Creating fills is always a challenge, and Pat shows his methods of orchestrating 16th notes, sextuplets and numerous rudiment stickings into creative, awesome sounding fills. If you are lacking a fill vocabulary, or always wanted to learn killer fills, PAT BREAKS IT ALL DOWN!

This video pack also comes with a 52 page workbook.

All sheet music features Drumeo SmartBeat Sheet Music for playing or pausing the notation, speeding up or slowing down the exercises, and creating loops to improve your learning experience. You’ll also get online access to Drumeo features like progress tracking, video commenting, and community forums where you can connect with students and teachers from around the world.

Technical Specs

Publisher: Hudson Music, 2007
Video: 175 minutes
Online: Lifetime access to all content
Skill: All Levels

About the Instructor

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Pat Petrillo is one of today’s most prolific drummers. Whether it’s a deep pocket funk groove or a fiery fusion fill, Petrillo can bring it all together with musicality, finesse, and uncanny technical ability.

He has performed and recorded with R&B legends Gloria Gaynor and Patti LaBelle, Pop/Rock artists Glen Burtnik and Patty Smyth, and jazz artists Ed Hamilton and Gerald Veasley -- as well as playing the original Broadway productions A Chorus Line, Grease, and Footloose.

Petrillo has served as a faculty member at the Drummer’s Collective in New York City and has served as a regular educational contributor to Drumeo, Drummerworld, and Modern Drummer Magazine.

Topics Include

  • Hand Technique & Coordination
  • Rudiment TAB System
  • Bass Drum Technique
  • Ghost Notes
  • Groovalations, Nastifications, & Swingalations
  • Linear Grooves
  • Drum Fills using the drag.
  • Drum Fills using the six stroke roll.
  • Drum soloing
  • Stick Tricks