Classic Drum Fill From AfricaNate Brown
Simplicity drives it home with this drum fill. We’re stepping aside from technically advanced (or even incredibly creative) drum fills this week. Jeff Porcaro has stamped his place in drumming history for his amazing drumming abilities. However, his musicianship needs to be honored, as well. Knowing when to tone it down as the song called for it, Porcaro nailed a technically-simple but classic drum fill leading into the first chorus of Africa – Toto:
It can be motivating to see examples of simple drum fills that have carried songs to the top of the charts. You don’t have to rock 32nd-note-triplet speed fills. The most important aspect of drumming is being able to play for the song, and often that means taking a step back.