5 Drum Fills That WORK 5 Drum Fills That WORK SHEET MUSIC SIGN UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP Be sure and leave a comment below! 42 comments on “5 Drum Fills That WORK” Tommy Stroupe says: October 3, 2018 at 5:57 am Very,very useful lesson!you may just teach me how to do this again my friend!thanks! Reply Stephen says: October 3, 2018 at 6:33 am You made my day Tommy! Love it. And welcome back to the drumming fam ;^) Reply Kes Bloor says: October 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm Really great lesson. Very simple fills but in a new and super effective way. Thanks Stephen. Reply Stephen says: October 23, 2018 at 11:10 am So glad it helped! Reply Janice Walker says: October 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm Thank you. I am just starting out as a drummer, a little late in life, I am 70 years old but just love the drums , so I thot, why not try it out. Thanks again for the lesson and the music, I assume it is coming. Reply Stephen says: October 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm You bet Janice! And welcome to the drumming family! You would be amazed at how many of my students have decided to pick up the drums later in life. So, you’re in good company ;^) Reply Adryan Robles says: November 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm Thank man just started a couple of months ago need to know some drum fill also, can u put like the notes in the bottom so i can know what to hit to thank u? Reply Alan Taylor says: December 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm Excellent lesson Stephen, easy to follow. Thanks, Alan. Reply Stephen says: December 11, 2018 at 11:25 am You bet Alan…so glad it was easy to understand! Reply Tom McNeeley says: December 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm I have been thinking about trying the drums for a few years now. I enjoy your videos . I think I am ready to buy my first drum set. Reply Stephen says: December 22, 2018 at 12:08 am Yes! Do it! Let me know if you have any questions as you go Tom Reply Lucy says: March 2, 2019 at 12:54 pm Learning the drums has been on my bucket list for years. I’ve just had my third lesson with an instructor but enjoyed your video and the use of nmemonics. I’m a 69 year old lady and want to surprise my family and friends by ‘playing’ at my 70th party in 9 months time! Reply Stephen says: March 8, 2019 at 3:24 pm I love it! You’ve got plenty of time. In 9 months you can make some really great progress. Let me know if I can ever help Lucy! Reply Eduardo says: March 13, 2019 at 4:24 am Yery useful lesson, tankyou Reply Stephen says: March 14, 2019 at 4:33 pm You’re more than welcome Eduardo! Reply Scott says: March 31, 2019 at 11:46 am These 5 fills are great for the beginner. They are all fairly simple once you learn them (still have a little fun getting splat boom to work cleanly!) but what I initially had the most difficulty with was transitioning from the groove on the “2 &” or the “3” beat into the fills. I realized eventually that 3 and pee rhyme so as I was counting, 1 & 2 & 3 I gotta pee became a rhyme and the rhyme helped me transition easily to play the fill. The Pat Boone Debbie Boone was a bit of a challenge so I changed it to Fat Man Skinny Man so the count was now a rhyme of 1 & 2 & Fat Man Skinny Man. Once I did that, I could easily spit out the fills in mid measure by speaking the applicable rhyme. Just learning this has been a huge leap in my drumming comfort. Playing these 5 fills as my warmup has increased my drum awareness and count awareness tremendously. Pat and Debbie are still great, but fat man skinny man did it for me! Reply Stephen says: April 3, 2019 at 9:22 pm Glad the lesson helped Scott…and I love the fat man skinny man! Reply Risto Rajala says: June 15, 2019 at 4:16 am Good stuff, sheet and all.Thank you. Just what I needed. Reply Stephen says: June 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm So glad it helped! Reply ann reeves says: June 15, 2019 at 7:10 pm best drum fills Reply ann reeves says: June 15, 2019 at 7:11 pm aaaaa Reply Gyorgy says: June 28, 2019 at 3:28 am I started to attend a drum school 5 months ago and I am almost 42 years old now. These fills can be very useful on my level. Reply Yvette says: August 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm Thank you Reply Stephen says: August 23, 2019 at 6:36 am You bet! Reply Philippe says: September 8, 2019 at 4:41 am Thanks from France Stephen ! I will start my first drum school next week and i am 49 years old. I’ve been following you for over a year and think it’s all because of you if i am motivated like never ! Thank you for continuing to teach us. Reply Stephen says: September 10, 2019 at 6:41 am You made my day Philippe! Reply Phil Baker says: December 25, 2019 at 5:59 am Hi Stephen, Many thanks your starter lessons have helped me get 2 grandchildren (6 and 10) started. Both have new drum sets from Santa! We will follow with interest. Cheers Phil Reply Stephen says: December 31, 2019 at 11:52 am Haha! Makes my day to hear that Reply Tom W says: February 25, 2020 at 10:12 am Not a drummer, but I need to add drum notation to a song I wrote. The ‘5 drum fills’ lesson was a help, not because I will use any of them (but I might), but there were some take-aways that I wouldn’t have considered. Taking to heart your warning not to overuse any one fill – I probably would have reused the same fill every 8 because it’s quick and easy. Realizing the bass drum can be used on the ‘and’ – still might not use it, but I will definitely consider. Having the printed music helps me to ‘see’ what is happening. For a novice to ‘see’ what is happening by watching your hands is a little like watching a hockey game on a nine inch B&W TV! Thanks again – very helpful. Reply Stephen says: February 26, 2020 at 7:05 am So glad it helped! Reply Tom W says: February 25, 2020 at 10:14 am And at the last second I saw a typo in my e-mail address as I hit ‘post’. Corrected in this post. Reply Quinlan Haselden says: March 11, 2020 at 11:59 am I’m a 16 year old boy and I only know one beat. Is it to early to start playing in church? Reply Stephen says: March 12, 2020 at 7:15 am I would give yourself some time to begin learning a bit more. But it’s never too soon to get involved and begin playing with others. If you feel ready, give it a try. Reply Quinlan Haselden says: March 12, 2020 at 8:10 am Thank you! Not a lot of people want to help because they think I’m a punk rock guy. Reply Stephen says: March 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm I’m a punk rock guy myself…so we’re all good! Reply Will Allen says: June 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm Stephen, thanks again man! You guys are awesome I’m finally making progress on the drums now, I need to dedicate more time for practicing and rudiments. Thanks again Will Reply Stephen says: June 17, 2020 at 5:03 pm You bet Will! Reply Clifford E Solomon says: July 24, 2020 at 7:13 pm Thank You Stephen for the five drum fill sheet music be blessed more You and Yours. Reply CliffordESolomon says: August 18, 2020 at 8:24 pm Stephen You Great drum school teacher but lessons 1 thru 8 I’m not able to get printer to print any of the sheet music that’s at bottom of all 8 lessons other web sites print off but printer only puts out blank plain white papper on all the down load s sheet music from You My computer service even said it’s not on this end .but You great Teacher I’m 62 years old and loving it thank You for the lessons.I only wished I was able to get the sheet music on download sheet music to print off onto papper some ink all other web sites my printer puts out ink just fine .But You still a great Teacher. Reply Stephen says: August 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm When you say lessons 1 through 8…which lessons are you referring to? If you can email email@example.com we’ll get this taken care of for you! Reply Dale Weeks says: March 15, 2021 at 2:33 pm Great stuff Stephen, I’m 57 and just started playing. 4 months in and I love it. I do have one concern. I am deaf in one ear and only 5% hearing in the other. I’m learning about feeling my way around the drums. I have a hearing aid. It helps. Ant advice you can give. To help. Reply Stephen says: March 19, 2021 at 2:33 pm Hey Dale…so my advice would be to go slowly and try to not only learn the drums, but dig in to your unique situation. HOW you personally need to learn the drums. I also want you to study on a player named Evelyn Glennie. She is the number 1 percussionist in the world…and she’s deaf. There is a documentary on her called Touch The Sound you should watch. As well, here’s a short video on her and how she “hears” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2a6w6sTAs Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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