7/8 Fills Following A 4 5+6 7+ Rhythm

Creating fills from a specific rhythm in the time signature of 5/8.

In this 5/8 fill construction lesson you will be building fills from a specific three beat rhythm. This will use sixteenth note groupings you have used many times previously but they may feel odd in the new time signature. That rhythm looks like this:

The rhythm for this fill

Familiarize yourself with this rhythm then look through the orchestrations below. I have only given five so use these as ideas to create your own fills using the given ideas.


Example 1

A 7/8 fill built from a specific rhythm


Example 2

A 7/8 fill built from a specific rhythm


Example 3

A 7/8 fill built from a specific rhythm


Example 4

A 7/8 fill built from a specific rhythm


Example 5

A 7/8 fill built from a specific rhythm


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all fills up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Play a four bar phrase in 7/8 where the fourth uses a fill using this rhythm.
  • Create further fills using this rhythm.