Three Beat Fills In 6/4

Building three beat fills in 6/4 using various concepts.

In this lesson on playing fills in the Time Signature Of 6/4 you will be learning various fills that cover the last three beats of the bar. These fills will be similar to those in our One Beat Fills In 6/4 and Two Beat Fills In 6/4 only fill up more of the bar. This could be thought of as the equivalent to playing a bar of 3/4 as groove followed by a bar of 3/4 as fill, but all crammed into one bar. The reason you would notate this in 6/4 rather than split over two bars is usually down to the phrasing of the piece of music as a whole.

Various ideas for grooves and fills have been taken from our level 1 and level 2 grooves lessons. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of links to lessons you may find helpful when learning these parts.


Example 1

A three beat fill in 6/4


Example 2

A three beat fill in 6/4


Example 3

A three beat fill in 6/4


Example 4

A three beat fill in 6/4


Example 5

A three beat fill in 6/4


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Play a four bar phrase in 6/4 where the fourth contains a three beat fill. Repeat this phrase over.
  3. Create your own three beat fill in 6/4, either by varying the given parts or by creating your own.