In this drum lesson, we teach you how to play some basic drum fills that you can use in different songs and for some free styling.
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0:15 - Drum fills can be overdone in a song so there are "general" areas of a song where a fill would make sense inside of a song
1:28 - We go over how to do a 4 beat quarter note fill where we play 4 beats in 1 measure
2:27 - If you are doing a drum crash, you want to do the crash in a place that sounds good so the drum pattern flows
3:30 - In a 4 beat 8th note fill, we play 2x as many beats within the same time frame of a 4 beat measure. We count it as "1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and"
5:21 - Tip: Playing a fill should usually go at the same speed of the high hat or your tempo so that it sounds good, smooth, and not clunky
6:10 - In a 4 beat 16th fill, we play 4x as many beats during the same 4 beat measure. We count it as "1-e-and-uh-2-e-and-uh-3-e-and-uh-4-e-and-uh"
7:55 - 16th Note Fill Tip: If you keep your right hand at the same speed, you'l have 16th notes that are on time and not rushed by just FOCUSING on your right hand
10:12 - Final Review