In this lesson you will be learning another one beat fill placement that this time starts on the +' count after beat 3. This will create a slightly odd timing that has a really interesting sound to it. Similar fill patterns have been covered in previous lessons and it is just the new placement that you will be focusing on in this lesson. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of helpful lessons, if you find yourself struggling at any point have a look through some of these.
This placement is a little odd as most fills start and/or end on a numbered count and happen even less commonly in the middle of a bar. Placing some kind of accent at the end of the fill such as a crash and bass drum can add to that odd feel in a really good way. In fact crashes could be placed through the rest of the bar to make an interesting pattern, that will be showed in at least one example later on. This particular example works particularly well with a pushed crash feel.
Listed below are a few examples of this fill applied within a one bar pattern. Various different rhythms and orchestrations have been used but there are many more options. Use the given parts as a basis to create your own patterns.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all example fills up to a tempo of at least 125bpm.
- Create your own variations of these fills.
- Include these fills in a 4 or 8 bar pattern.