In this lesson you will continue to learn about playing fills at different points in a bar of 6/4. The exercises on this page will be similar to those presented in our Moving One Beat Fills In 6/4 and Moving Two Beat Fills In 6/4 lessons but this time the fills will last four bars. As the fill is now four beats long, there are only two new positions to start the fill in that don't cause it to end at the end of the bar.
The aim of this lesson is to develop your ideas for filling in the time signature of 6/4 and to hopefully provide another idea for general fill construction as all ideas presented here can be applied to other time signatures.
For each example you will be given a different beat of the bar the play the fill on, two examples will then be given. Any parts of the bar that aren't fill will be played as groove in these exercises.
Play the fill on beat 1.
Play the fill on beat 2. You will land on a snare after the fill has been played.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises upto a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Play a four bar phrase in 6/4 where the fourth bar contains one of these fills.
- Create further variaions on each example.
- Experiment with applying this concept to longer fills.