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.
In lesson we look at playing a pattern of solid 8th notes between the kick and snare drum with the hats as a single measure/bar drum break. This is a cool idea in which you can experiment with a number of ideas without venturing too far from the main groove. You can also use this concept for making up some interesting drum beats, or mix them in into a 2 bar drum groove.
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.
In this lesson, Nate Brown demonstates some cool techniques to bring the flam tap to life around the kit.
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".