Drum Fill

How To : Play a drum fill on your snare drum

What is a drum fill? Simply put, it is a short rhythmic idea played by the drummer to fill a space at the end of a vocal or instrumental phrase. All you need is a drum kit with a snare drum, and you're set. Just don't steal it, please.

How To : Master jazz drum fills

This lesson teaches four basic jazz drum fills that you can use with the jazz drum beats we teach here at FreeDrumLessons.com. These patterns are fairly basic, but will enable you to eventually start creating your own unique patterns. Start by mastering these fills, and then m ...more

How To : Play basic drum fills

New to jazz drumming or simply looking for a few pointers? In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates a number of simple, ...more

How To : Play super fast triplet drum fills

Play super fast triplet drum fills using double strokes. The sticking for those alternating sticking triplets is: R(snare) L(snare) R(snare) L(rack tom) R(floor tom) L(floor tom) R(crash cymbal). Play super fast triplet drum fills. Click through to watch this video on unirunne ...more

How To : Play double bass drum fills

You can use your double bass drum pedals for more than just unique drum beats. This free video lesson covers five simple double bass drum fills that incorporate the hands and the feet. They build upon what you've learned in the double bass drum warm-ups section. Watch the less ...more

How To : Land on your feet after drum fills

This tutorial will teach you to get in and out of drum fills without derailing your drum pattern. Playing along with a drumless track with spaces for drum fills can test your ability to maintain a steady tempo through fills and transition back into the groove. The song from th ...more

How To : Use Brazilian-style drum fills

World Fusion Drumming combines the energy and feel of rock, Latin, and world music with the technique and improvisational skills of jazz. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the rudiments of world fusion drumming, Berklee College of Music professor Skip Hadde ...more

How To : Play eighth note fills

This lesson includes six eighth note drum fills that are played between the snare drum and tom-toms. They are great for beginners that have mastered eighth note drum beats, and are now looking for corresponding drum fill patterns. . Watch more drum lessons at: - http://www.Fre ...more

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How To : Use deck duplication in Traktor

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to manipulate multiple copies of a single track in Traktor, formerly known as Traktor DJ studio, to achieve interesting effects. More specifically, this tutorial looks at phasing, beat repeat, snare fill, drum solo and half-time fill techniqu ...more

How To : Play broken sixteenth note fills

This free drum lesson features broken sixteenth note fills that work well within rock music. They are perfect for intermediate drummers that are looking for patterns that are a little more challenging than the standard sixteenth note fills. . Watch more drum lessons at: - http ...more

How To : Orchestrate patterns on your drums

In this three-part installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson discusses patterns and orchestration while offering tips for applying custom arr ...more

How To : Play a shuffle on the drums

In this two-part installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates how to play a shuffle on the drum, an oft-overlooked triplet-based rh ...more

How To : Setup your drums for the best sound

New to jazz drumming or simply looking for a few pointers? In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson offers tips and techniques for s ...more

How To : Keep basic time on the drums while playing jazz

New to jazz drumming or simply looking for a few pointers? In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates how to keep basic t ...more

How To : Play a Bo Diddley beat on the drums

Hey, Bo Diddley! In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates how to play the famous Bo Diddley beat on your drumset.

How To : Play pataflafla drum rudiment

The pataflafla is a unique drum rudiment that is sure to challenge your ability to play flam strokes. It requires that you play back-to-back flams with the same hand. This rudiment is great for drum fills and solo patterns.

How To : Play flam accent drum rudiment

The flam accent is a powerful drum rudiment that uses the basic flam within a triplet feel. The pattern is great for creative drum fills and solo patterns within a wide variety of musical genres.

How To : Master the hi-hats

In this two-pat installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson discusses the hi-hats and takes a comparative look at the most common techniques fo ...more

How To : Take paradiddle permutations to the next level

In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson offers his advice for taking paradiddle variations just a little bit further than you might ...more

How To : Play fills on the timbales (tymbales)

Are you an aspiring timbalero or timbalera? Eguie Castrillo is one of the world's most prolific timbale artists and has played with everyone from Tito Puente to Steve Winwood. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the fundamentals of timbale playing, Eguie demo ...more

How To : Play sixteenth note accent fills

In this lesson, you will learn four unique sixteenth note accent fills. These are slightly more advanced than the sixteenth note fills from a previous lesson, and are perfect for use within rock and related styles. . Watch more drum lessons at: - http://www.FreeDrumLessons.com ...more

How To : Play broken eighth note fills

This lesson features six broken eighth note fills that fit well within many styles of rock music. The biggest change between these patterns, and the regular eighth note fills, is that these patterns have rests. In other words, the notes aren't continous for the entire measure. ...more

How To : Play double paradiddle drum rudiment

The double paradiddle is a fun rudiment that is based on the single paradiddle. It is a 12 note pattern that is often used in a 12/8 feel, or in beats and fills with a triplet feel. This triplet feel makes it perfect for Jazz, Latin and other world styles.

How To : Learn basic drum techniques for beginners

Basic drumming techniques and beginner drum lessons are explained in this free beginner's drum tutorial video series from our expert drummer, covering drum sticks, drum beats and fills. Part 1 of 10 - How to Learn basic drum techniques for beginners. Learn basic drum technique ...more

How To : Play rock & roll drums

Rock and roll is a drummer's paradise. Learn how to play big rock beats and fills on the drums in different time signatures in this free music lesson video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play rock & roll drums. Play rock & roll drums - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this ...more

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How To : Play the train beat on the drums

In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates how to play the train beat, a favorite of country music.

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How To : Play Bossa Nova drum beat

In this instructional video series you will learn how to play several contemporary drum beats. Our expert, Shaun Schaefer, shares techniques for creating a bossa nova drum beat, adding fills, and offers tips and advice on how to begin the process and walks you through some gre ...more

How To : Play an off-beat snare drum

In this instructional video series you will learn how to play an off-beat snare drum to a swing beat. Our expert Peter Van Dyck shares techniques for creating a basic drum beat, adding fills, and offers tips and advice on how to begin the process and walks you through some gre ...more

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