8th Note Triplet R L L F Fills Orchestrated Once Per Drum

Create fills by orchestrating the 'R L L F' exercise around the kit over eighth note triplets.

The fills in this lesson will all follow the 'R L L F' sticking played over an eighth note triplet and will involve simply moving the blocks of sticking around the kit. The orchestration concept has been applied to the RLLF pattern in various forms at this level and at the bottom of the page you will find links to some of these lessons.

In each example you will be presented with a variation on the pattern that you can apply as a fill. In some cases accents and ghost notes are used, some use all non accented notes and some use a mixture. Use the given ideas as a starting point to create your own versions of these fills.


Example 1

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


Example 2

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


Example 3

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


Example 4

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


Example 5

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


Example 6

A fill based on the triplet  R L L F pattern


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the fills up to a tempo of at least 135bpm.
  2. Apply the examples as fills in a Four or Eight bar structured piece.
  3. Use the given parts to create your own fills based on this idea.