Chad Smith Drum Fill - Give It Away
This lesson explores a drum fill played by Chad Smith in the outro section of the song Give It Away. Learn this extending-the-fill technique and some applications for around the drum kit.
The snare drum strokes in this fill (bars 96-97) create a polyrhythmic effect, playing everything third sixteenth. This almost makes it feel like the beat is lost, but Smith clocks right back into the groove mid-measure coming out of the fill. This concept is a great technique to explore. It won't always "fit," but when it does, it's slick!
Get the full song: Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Drum Sheet Music