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4 MUST LEARN LINEAR FILLS – DRUM LESSON

4 MUST LEARN LINEAR FILLS – DRUM LESSON

Linear drumming has taken the internet by storm in recent years. Every second drumming video seems to be on linear drumming. So what makes this one any different?

I believe the real question is, what makes these fills easy to learn? The answer is; understanding how to group the fills. All the fills are grouped into 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s. Once you understand this, playing linear fills is so much easier. That’s what you will learn in this lesson.

Be sure to check out the video we have for this lesson. Also, be sure to download our FREE sheet music for this lesson.

Fill #1 (3,3,3,3,4)

The powerful group of 3

Right – Left – Kick (R L K – Played 4 times)

Notice all the hands are accented

Finish on 4 hits on the snare

Fill #2 (4,4,6….2 left over)

The awesome foursome

R L K K (played twice)

And introducing…

The sweet Six

R L R L K K

And don’t forget the left overs at the end

R L

Fill #3 (4,6,6)

As you can tell by now, 4s and 6s work really well together.

What creates different sounds is where you place the hands.

Be sure to experiment with hand placement.

Fill #4 (5,3,5,3)

The tricky but awesome sounding group of 5.

Combined with the powerful group of 3.

Together they make 8.

Have fun with this one!

Where to from here?

If you want to hear and see all the parts for the lesson, check out the video.

If you want to really get ahead in your drumming, be sure to check out the online drum lessons we have available at DD Drums.

May your drumming get better and better every day.

All the best!

Dave Debono

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