204: Broken Fill Patterns

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Up until now we have played 16th note fills without any gaps. On the snare that looks like this:

And if we play it around the kit, we get this familiar pattern:

n.b. If you have a 5-piece kit, you can play the four notes on beat 3 on the mid tom, instead of the snare.

In this chapter we will explore broken fill patterns, that is, fills with notes missing.

You will immediately hear that they are more rhythmic and exciting. But that comes at a price, they can be a little trickier for us to play.

Let’s get stuck in and start playing some broken fill patterns >>

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