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11 More Rock Drum Fills: Fill Er Up 2

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Just like last time (Fill Er Up: 11 Trusty Rock Drum Fills) here are 11 more road tested fills that you can use right away in your playing.

They are two beat fills and although they are simple, when played with conviction they will sound great. Use the same instructions for practice as outlined in the first “Fill Er Up” fills collection, the link to which is in the very first sentence of this article.

Here is the PDF so you can download them: Eleven-More-Rock-Drum-Fills-Fill-Er-Up-2


A Note About Improvisation

Sometimes students ask me how you can learn to improvise with fills like these. It’s actually a bit easier than you might think.

One way to think about this is to consider how we speak in our home language. We learn a bunch of words and we learn them so well, that we can write or speak them off the top of our head without much thought or effort.

Being able to play fills at will is really the same. You just have to learn the fills (think of them as words) really well. So, well that you can play them as effortlessly and as thoughtlessly as you can speak. That’s really all there is to it.  Realistically, what that means is you have to practice a lot. Put in the hours and these fills will flow out of you at will like water. 

Til next time!

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