In this video lesson we are going to create a nice little one bar drum fill using 16th notes broken up into groups of three. We are going to play both hands at the same time for the first two 16th notes and then a kick for the third. When played four times as solid 16th notes we will end up at 'a' of beat 3, giving us some options for beat 4. In this video we are going to experiment with this concept by moving the hands around the kit for a bit of variation, explore a couple of ideas for beat 4, and double the kick drums into the 32nd notes. I hope you enjoy!
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson "Drum Fill Concept - Mixing It Up."
This is a great and challenging pattern played as 16th note triplets between the hi hat and the kick drum, as played by John Bonham on Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'. This can be played much easier with a double bass drum pedal, but we are going to go for it with a single pedal, as it was played by the man himself. To get used to this idea, I would recommend just practicing playing the idea over and over with a metronome and gradually increasing the speed. Then you can add it to some nice phat rocking grooves. As always, it would be great if you could 'like' and subscribe, and/or leave a comment about your favourite Zeppelin tracks and Bonham's beats and fills. Cheers. Alex
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's lesson titled "That Bonham Bass Drum Triplet Thing - Good Times Bad Times.