In this lesson we look at playing an epic sounding drum fill that can be played as either 2 measures 16th notes or a single bar of 32nd notes. In this video, I will be mainly looking at playing it as a 32nd note lick. The pattern consists of groupings of 4 and 6, with a single quarter note at the end. This fill uses a slightly more challenging sticking pattern, with double strokes, accents, ghost notes and kicks.
Purchase John's Transcription for this Lesson Learn how to play a classic triplet jazz fill. In this lesson, John teaches a classic fill as played by Max Roach and other jazz legends. Also learn fills that cross the bar line.
Learn how to play a 16th note jazz fill. Purchase a transcription. . Welcome to the first in a two-part "Jazz Fill" drum lesson. In this first part, I'm going to teach you how to play a great sounding 16th note jazz fill using double strokes. I'll show you the basic fill concept, then teach you how to play a series of fills that "cross the bar-line".
This is a great sounding drum beat, which for me, has elements of Hip Hop and a bit of Funk. The groove is a basic kick and snare rhythm, with the right hand playing solid 16th notes. Mid way through the beat, we are going to bring the left hand up to the hi hat to provide us with some 32nd notes. On the 'a' of beat 2, we are going to play two 32nd notes on the kick drum. The drum fill is a simple RLRLKK played twice, followed by four 32nd notes on the snare. This fill also works as a full measure 16th note pattern.