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Drummer's Guide to Fills Book and CD
By Pete Sweeney
Master the Art of Drum Fills
Pete's prior book/CD, The Versatile Drummer, covered the drumming basics including today's most common musical styles. This volume gets more specific by concentrating on a subject that many drummers have problems with - the fine art of drum fills. Let's check it out.
Music Terminology and Note Values - Includes basic music notation terminology, note values, and commonly used symbols for notating music.
Hand Patterns - Covered are commonly used sticking patterns including accents used when playing eighth-notes, sixteenth-notes and eighth-note triplet patterns
Hand and Foot Coordination Studies - Learning to use the bass drum and hi-hat in combination with the hands.
Getting Started with Drum Fills - Introduces the theme and variation fill style along with the melodic approach.
Sixteenth-Note Drum Fills - One, two, three, and four beat fills and using fills as pickups are included.
Triplet Drum Fills - Fills in the eighth-note triplet form over one, two, three, and four beats. Also incorporates various flam rudiments.
Advanced Drum Fills - Fills using sixteenth-note triplets and thirty-second notes in the hands and feet. This section includes fill patterns that are appropriate for a variety of musical styles.
Drummer's Guide to Fills: The Bottom Line
Recommended to all those in need of help with their fills.
At a retail price of only $19.95 for both the book and CD, this represents a great value. From Alfred Publishing and the National Guitar Workshop.
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Until next time: Stay loose.
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