What is a drum fill?
A drum fill is where you take a little break from the main beat to play something fancy. It adds interest to the music and acts as an introduction to the next section of music. Let’s start by looking at some really simple drum fills. You’ll need Sheet Music Pack 2 for these exercises.
Beginner Drum Fills (BAS101)
In all of these exercises you can start the fill with your right hand and play alternate sticking – so R L R L R L R L. Start slowly at around 60-80bpm and when you’re confident build the speed up to 100bpm.