Groups Of 2 Bar Syncopated 6's Fills

A double kick fill construction idea based on copying the hands when they play groups of four sixteenth notes played over two bars.

The fills presented in this lesson will be similar to other 'imitation' based fills and exercises and you can find links to these at the bottom of the page. Through this lesson all patterns will be built of blocks of six 16th notes on the hands played as single strokes, followed by the same rhythm played on the feet using two bass drum pedals. The pattern is then repeated over two bars. You will get two full occurrences of the pattern with a third that is cut short. Listed below are various ideas for orchestrating the syncopated rhythm.

At the bottom of the page you will find links to lessons you may find useful when learning these parts.


Example 1

A two bar fill using groups of 6 and double kicks.


Example 2

A fill using groups of 4 and double kicks


Example 3

A fill using groups of 4 and double kicks.


Example 4

A fill using groups of 4 and double kicks.


Example 5

A fill using groups of 4 and double kicks.


Example 6

A fill using groups of 4 and double kicks.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all examples up to a tempo of around 150bpm.
  2. Experiment with shortening or extending the length of all fills.
  3. Add all fills to a structured piece.
  4. Create your own versions of these fills