Hi, I’m Danny Pearson and welcome to my next lesson in a series for the Mike Dolbear affiliated drum school. One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘how do I come up with better fill-ins?’ or ‘more fill-in ideas’. So in this series I will be showing you the sort of fills that I show my students and that I use myself.
This month I”m going to show you a nice linear fill-in using 1/16th notes.
The first group of four 1/16th notes will be this- KLRK (with the left on the hi-tom & the right on the floor tom). And the second group of four will be RLRK (with the first right on the snare, left on the hi-tom & last right on the floor tom).
The sticking for this is – (reverse sticking if you’re left handed):
3 e & a 4 e & a
K L R K R L R K
K=Kick or Bass drum
Ok, if you watch the attached video you will see I”ve played the fill-in slowly on its own & then up to speed with a groove.
Have a go at following my examples and then try and come up with some of your own! If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.