'33334' Grouping Fill Starting With Four 32nd Notes

Doubling the tempo of a level 2 lesson to creating some fast and rhythmically interesting patterns.

In this lesson you will be learning another sub-divided syncopated 16th grouping, this time using the sixteenth note '33334' rhythm as a basis. Many similar patterns have been covered in different forms and links to these have been included at the bottom of the page. For all fills on this page the fist two notes of each block in the syncopated rhythm will be split into two 32nd with a single stroke being maintained through the full bar. This gives you a run of four 32nds followed by one 16th.

We'll start with the syncopated rhythm just played on the snare. On the left this is shown with no subdivision then on the right the 32nds are added in.

The base rhythm for the fill

The remainder of this page will be common orchestrations of this rhythm so before progressing make sure you can play the part shown above comfortably. In each example fill the rhythm is moved around the snare and toms in various movements. In the last example I have used extra toms, check out the notation guide articles if you aren't familiar with the notation used. For that last '4' of the grouping there is a little more freedom in rhythm and I have applied various ideas in different examples.


Fill 1

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


Fill 2

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


Fill 3

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


Fill 4

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


Fill 5

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


Fill 6

Syncopated 16th note 33334 fills with decorative 32nds


TASK:

  1. Learn all examples up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Use different kick and snare combinations in each example.
  3. Add each example into one of the structures we have covered previously.
  4. Create fills using simple orchestrations around the kit.
  5. Combine the ideas given in this lesson to create further fills.