Beginning Drum Lessons with ULTIMATE DRUMMING 8th Fills #2

Learn these great drum fills used by the top drummers in the world.
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (23 ratings)
2,685 students
55min of on-demand video
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Beginning students will learn classic drum fills that can be applied to all styles of music.
Each video lesson demonstrates numerous ways of applying these excellent fills to the drum set.
Students will learn how to count and coordinate fills while using these drum to drum patterns..
Beginning students will learn how to practice for absolute best results.


  • A pair of sticks and the desire to have loads of drumming fun.


In this course beginning students will learn classic drum fills. These easy to learn fills have been used by the top drummers in the world in all styles of music. Drum fills are used both as transitions and enhancement points in music and should be an important part of every drummers repertoire. The first five video lessons are popular 8th note fills and the the second five lessons are a bit more challenging using  16th note fills. All lessons are laid out in progressive order, so its important to practice in the order they are listed. Skill level first time beginner to intermediate.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is aimed at first time beginners up to the intermediate skill level.


Professional Drummer/Percussionist and Educator
Jim McCall
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 104 Reviews
  • 8,123 Students
  • 9 Courses

Internationally acclaimed drummer Jim McCall has performed for millions worldwide. Jim’s lifelong dedication to drumming excellence and the percussive arts energizes audiences with his exceptional skill and talent. Some of Jim's credits include Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Chuck Mangione and performances at the White House with Easy Smith. Other credits include Music Director for Breck Wall’s award winning Vegas production “Bottoms Up,” Music Director for “Club Zulu,” Jon Stewart’s “Legends in Concert” and  Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Jim is also recognized internationally as a music educator and author. His educational works and videos are published all over the world and have reached 1000's of aspiring drummers.

Jim credits his drumming knowledge and level of skill due to his years of study with the great Henry Adler of N.Y. City.  Henry's teachings influenced many of the greats including Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Sonny Igoe, Alex Acuna of "Weather Report" fame and world renown teacher Freddie Gruber who taught Neil Pert  Dave Weckl and Peter Erskine to name a few using the Henry Adler technique. All of these great players can be found on youtube.

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