Wicked 16th Fills - Part 1
     
   
 
               
             
     
 
 
  In this lesson we look at a cool 16th fill that can be re-orcherstrated around the drumkit in many ways. Let's first learn the core sticking pattern on the snare drum, nice and slow. Here is the core pattern:



You can see that from beat 1+ onwards, we are playing a repetitive R, L, L cycle across the entire bar. Using an odd number grouping (3) inside an even number subdivision (4) in this fashion is called "cross phrasing" or "phrasing around the beat", and it makes for some really funky, interesting fills.

Make sure you're paying particular attention to the difference in volumes between the R and L hands, keep those L notes very low in stick height.

Next we will move the RH accents around the toms..



 
 
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