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Drum Fill Development

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Drum Fill Development Course

Drum fill development is one of the most fun areas of drumming to study and practice. There’s nothing quite like a well timed and executed drum fill. They can be simple or incredibly challenging depending on the drummer’s sense of time as well as vocabulary of rhythms. Drummers often struggle with keeping accurate time when they play fills. This applies to both beginners and experienced drummers. Some have a hard time being creative and get stuck with the same 3 or 4 fills they know how to play.

Learn Over 50 Drum Fills In The Drum Fill Development Course!

The Drum Fill Development course is designed to give you a good foundation in this area. There will be a strong emphasis on timing as well as how to connect groove patterns and fills. Learn how to play fills starting on any beat in the bar while keeping good musical time. In addition to a solid vocabulary of over 50 drum fills, you will lay a solid and effective foundation to expand your knowledge in the future. You must however, already have some basic skills in place like reading notation and synchronizing with the play-alongs. If you are a complete beginner it is recommended that you complete the Simple Basics course first.

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beginner drums course, better at basics  Every student is different. Everyone learns at a different pace and puts a different amount of practice into what they are learning. It is difficult to measure the duration of a beginner drum course. Course duration is based on the average number of practice hours needed to complete the course material, assuming you practice for 30 mins 4-6 times a week.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The Developing Drum Fills course covers all the fundamental aspects of playing drum fills. You will learn a full vocabulary of 1/8th note drum fills as well as your timing when playing drum fills.

Course Content

1/8th Note Fills #1 Full Bar Fills
Learn how to play a simple 1/8th note drum fill at the end of a musical phrase and keep accurate timing. All of the fills will be one full bar in length. You will learn how to count and keep time during fills, isolate trickier fills and recover from mistakes without losing time.

  • Practicing Fills With Timing
  • Slow Play-Along: Drum Fill Loop
  • Playing Fills In A Musical Way
  • Slow Play-Along #1: 4-Bar Phrase
  • Fast Play-Along #1: 4-Bar Phrase
  • Improvising and Trading Fills
  • Slow Play-Along #2: Trading Fills
  • Fast Play-Along #2: Trading Fills

1/8th Note Fills #2: Three Beat Fills
Fills are more often shorter than a full bar of music. It's important for you to develop the ability to play drum fills that are shorter and still maintain timing overall. You will be developing your ability to play a drum fill that starts on beat 2. That makes each fill 3 beats long.

1/8th Note Fills #3: Two and Single Beat Fills
You may not think it, but short fills that are half a bar or less are often more challenging then longer fills. This is because you have less recovery time if you make a mistake. You will learn 12 two and single beat fills in this section. Learn how to connect it to a groove pattern and keep good time.

1/8th Note Fills #4: Cycle Of Fills
This section reviews everything you've learned about 1/8th note drum fills in two exercises. Learn to play a groove and jump into fills on any beat.

1/8th Note Fills #5: Fills With Rests
The drum fills in this lesson will all have one missing note. This interrupts the steady single strokes and forces you to pay closer attention to your sticking. Learn all 16 fills on the PDF.

Independence #1
We will build on what you learned in the last lesson. We will play 1/8th note fills with rests, only this time, we'll fill the rests with the Bass Drum. This is likely your first time playing drum fills that include the Kick.

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