Before working through this series it is advised you work through the following series first:
In this concept you are going to start introducing crashes and bass drums to your fills rather than just using straight rolls around the kit. Remember that in crash notation minims and semi breves are written with a circle around an 'x' note head rather than being a hollowed out blob. Assume that all fills are played with a single stroke roll sticking.
This concept applies to full bar fills only. It's as simple as replacing the very first beat of the bar with a bass drum and crash cymbal. Four examples of this are shown below.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all four examples up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Add each example into one of the structures we have covered previously.
- Create your own fill pattern using this concept.