In this lesson you will be learning some straight forward fills in the time signature of 5/4 that involve moving straight 16th notes around the kit in simple movements. Most of these patterns will use similar movements to the lesson on similar fills Applied In 4/4 and In 3/4, so it is just the new time signature you need to get comfortable with rather than any new movements. In some cases the fill presented will be an exact copy of a fill from the lesson linked above, just extended by a beat, in other cases I will make the orchestration fit more with the 5/4 feel.
When learning these fills, start the pattern slowly and make sure your note and hand placement is accurate first. When you are happy with the movements, then work on building up tempo a bit at a time. Once you can play the part at a good speed (I'd recomend 110bpm plus) try playing an AAAB style pattern all in 5/4 where the 'B' section is your new fill.
A 5/4 version of the Blocks Of Four single stroke orchestration.
A second orchestration of the the blocks of four fill construction concept.
A 5/4 version of the Blocks Of Two single stroke orchestration.
A second orchestration of the blocks of two concept.
A Staggered Grouping in 5/4.
A different orchestration and placement of a straggered grouping in this time signature.
Using the Triangle Pattern within the time signtaure of 5/4.
The Moving Quarter Notes construction idea applied in this time signature.
- Learn the examples shown above upto a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own variations on each example by moving around the orchestration.
- Add the fills into a structured pattern.
- Look through our list of single stroke roll orchestrations and experiment with applying these to the time signature of 5/4.