In this lesson we will look at some basic jazz
fills. As with learning fills in any other style, it's a really good
idea to practice playing from time, to fill, then back to time
again, aiming for an even flow and no tempo fluctuations. Usually
when things go wrong it's in these transitions.
Here we will play a 4 bar phrase that consists of 3 bars of time, then a 1 bar fill (the fills are listed below). Here is what the 4 bars looks like in its entirety..
In this 4th bar, play any of the following fills:
|The Jazz Ride Beat||Beginner Jazz Fills||The Jazz 9 Fill|
|The Jazz Shuffle||Snare Independence||Cross Phrasing In 5's|
|The Viennese Waltz||Snare & Bass Independence||Loose Jazz Phrasing|
|Hihat Splashing & Kicking||Fast Jazz Brush Stroke||Hihat Stirring|