“AH”nother Take on Drum Fills


Drummers are often locked into the technique of playing a crash cymbal on beat 1 when coming out of a drum fill. There's a good reason for that: it works well in a lot of situations.

However, by moving the crash cymbal to the “ah” of beat 4, we can add a punchy twist to the fill. The technique won’t fit every occasion, but it’s great to have in your arsenal.

Here are some example fills to begin exploring this technique.


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