Drum Lesson: Falling Down The Stairs | Drum Fill

Learn how a small phrase, can create a plethora of creativity for your fills.
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (14 ratings)
693 students
30min of on-demand video
English

The concept of a 'fill element'.
How fill elements can spur creativity.
A fill element called 'falling down the stairs'.
How to use falling down the stairs in a full fill and beat.

Requirements

  • Have a drum set, acoustic or electronic.
  • Have a device (laptop, tablet, phone) and platform to set it on, near your drum set.
  • Have isolation headphones, so you can listen and play along with the practice videos.

Description

Many drummers struggle with fills, especially when it comes to creating their own. We get asked frequently, 'How do I come up with fills?' or 'How do I increase my creativity?'.

Although there are a lot of answers to this question, and there’s no single, concrete way, and in this course we’re going to show you one thing that has worked really well for us. This tool is called ‘fill elements’, meaning we’re going to isolate a really small phrase, apply it to a fill, and then show you how it could be used while improvising.

In this course, you will learn:

  • What a fill element is.

  • How to play a fill element called 'falling down the stairs'.

  • How to apply that element to a full fill.

  • How to combine that full fill with a beat.

Additionally, we've added in several 'practice sessions' into this course. These practice session are meant to be play along videos, giving you a similar type of guidance to playing 1:1 with a live instructor.

Our philosophy is this: Learn the exercises by watching, get on your kit, play along, and move up in speed. Repetitions are what make measurable results, and we're here to help you get them!

Who this course is for:

  • Drummers who have an intermediate level of experience, are interested in improvising and learning more fills.

Instructor

Online Drumming Instructors
Practice Drumming
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 22 Reviews
  • 906 Students
  • 2 Courses

Practice Drumming is fundamentally about giving you drum lessons in the form of a workout. We minimize talking, and want you to learn through playing: Learn the exercises by watching, get on your kit, play along, and move up in speed. Repetitions are what make measurable results, and we're here to help you get them!

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