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  • Finish The Fill #14

    Finish The Fill #14 has us diving into 32nd notes. This week’s drum fill starts with a flurry of 32nd notes on beat 1 and then again on the “e” of 2. What happens after the first two beats is up to you. Where To Start? Here’s our first two beats for this week’s drum […]

  • Finish The Fill #13

    This week’s drum fill all start of with a flurry of notes. Twelve of them to be exact. We’re playing sixteenth note triplets for two beats and then it’s up to you what happens next… here’s a few ideas though: Where To Start? Let’s start by examining and counting those first 12 notes. Here’s what […]

  • Finish The Fill #12

    This week’s drum fills all start of with a flam and some 16th note interplay between the hands and the bass drum… but how will they end? Let’s find out! Where To Start? Let’s start with a flam and take it from there. A flam is always an impactful way to start a drum fill, […]

  • Finish The Fill #11

    This week’s drum fills are starting with eighth note triplets… but how will they end? Here’s a few suggestions: Where To Start? We’re starting this week’s drum fill with a very common triplet idea – Snare, Bass, Bass. We’re playing the start of the drum fill as a groove fill, so the right hand is […]

  • Finish The Fill #10

    Today’s finish the fill is brought to you courtesy of “e” and “ah”. This is easily one of the best ways to start a funky sounding drum fill, but, how will you Finish The Fill? Here’s some ideas: Where to start? We’re starting this week’s drum fill with syncopated 16th notes. We’re playing on beat […]

  • Finish The Fill #9

    This week’s drums fills all start with the classic dotted 8th note pattern played around the kit while the bass drum plays a supporting role on the beat. This pattern is often heard in power ballads such as “Alone” by Heart. The question remains though… how are you going to finish the fill? Here’s some […]

  • Finish The Fill #8

    This week’s drum fills all begin with a “Pat Boon, Debbie Boon” rhythm, but how do they end? How will you end it? Where To Start? The first two beats of this week’s Finish The Fill are taken up by a flam, an open hi-hat, a couple of snare hits and a tom hit, all […]

  • Finish The Fill #7

    This week’s Finish The Fill drum fill was inspired by a drum fill in the song “Summer Of ’69” by Bryan Adams. Check it out! Where To Start? Here’s the first two beats of all these fills: A simple start to this fill – just four notes spread over two beats. Note the dotted eighth […]

  • Finish The Fill #6

    This week’s finish the fill starts with a flam and a 5 stroke roll… how it ends is up to you… here’s 4 ideas though. Where To Start? Here are our first 6 notes: We’re starting our fill this week with a flam on beat 1 followed by a 5 stroke roll starting on the […]

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