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Syncopated ‘E’ Drum Fills

This lesson explores four drum fill ideas that feature the crash and bass to accent the Es.
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EPIC POP-ROCK DRUM BEAT ON THE TOMS

This week's lesson takes it to the toms with a fun, pop-rock-sounding drum beat. The kick pumps away on each quarter note while the hands move around the kit with some syncopated tom work.
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TOTALLY EPIC PUNK ROCK DRUM FILL

Learn a simple, but cool-sounding , drum fill that is intended to be played at a high tempo (ala Travis Barker) and sounds great in rock or punk styles of music.
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Bag o’ Short Fills

This lesson focuses on a few short fill ideas. Short fills generally take up a half measure or less, hence the name.
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Hi-Hat Ostinato Over 7/8 – Building Grooves

These grooves explore a steady, quarter-note hi-hat foot played over a 7/8 groove. Drum fills included.
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Funkin’ Five Stroke Roll Variations

This lesson explores variations of the technique originally taught in That Funkin' Five Stroke Roll video lesson.
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Wrapping Your Head Around Syncopated Notation

To a lot of drummers, syncopated notation (and playing the notation, for that matter) seems to be an alien concept. However, taking a step back to examine a few of the most common syncopated patterns can ease our syncopated woes. They're not as difficult to read as they may appear at first glance.
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TOTALLY EPIC DRUM FILL!

For this week's lesson we have got a Christmas cracker of a drum fill. Check it out!
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AWESOME DRUM SOLO/EXERCISE IDEA – PARADIDDLES

For this week's lesson we have got a cool double paradiddle exercise between the crashes, snare and kick drum that works great as part of your practice regime or part of a solo routine.
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EPIC DRUM FILL – 16TH NOTE TRIPLETS

For this week's lesson we have got another cracking little drum fill around the kit using 16th note triplets. The sticking is RLRKRLRKK x2 followed by RLRKRL.
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Creativity on the Toms

Learn some exercises and techniques to get the most out of your toms.
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Two-Bar Explosive Drum Fill – 3 Doors Down Style

This dynamic drum fill is used in the song Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, leading into the second half of the bridge.
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Adding Low-End with the Low Tom

This lesson explores two drum fill variations that incorporate the low tom in a syncopated, beat-style application.
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Killer Drum Fill Ending on Beat 4

Enjoy a cracking little fill that finishes with a big whack on the snare on beat 4, creating a nice dramatic pause before returning to the groove. The sticking is a nice and simple RLRLKK played as 16th-note triplets orchestrated around the kit.
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Finding Your Hi-Hat Pulse

Learning to play new drum beats is a lot of fun and very rewarding. Many beginner to intermediate level drummers tend to play new drum beats at face value without further exploring ways to add their own personal touch to make the beat feel the way it needs to in order to meet their given situations.

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