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Creating Drum Fills & Patterns

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Drum Fill Phrasing

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    Tutorial 1

    Drum Fill Phrasing - Introduction

    8:46

    Luke explains his 'fill phrasing' concept that allows you to place a fill wherever you want while maintain proper musical phrasing.

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    Tutorial 2

    Drum Fill Phrasing Exercises Pt. 1

    7:18

    Learn how to play a variety of simple drum fills within 4-bar and 2-bar phrases.

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    Tutorial 3

    Drum Fill Phrasing Exercises Pt. 2

    7:16

    Discover additional fill exercises that start in the middle of the 'fill measure'

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    Tutorial 4

    Drum Fill Phrasing Recap

    1:51

    Fill Phrasing lesson recap.

Basic Drum Fills

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    Tutorial 5

    Basic Fill Patterns - Introduction

    1:26

    Learn how to play a variety of drum fills by modifying the drum fill voicing and rhythmic rates.

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    Tutorial 6

    Basic Fill Patterns Exercises Pt. 1

    8:19

    Luke demonstrates a series of drum fills using different 16th note rhythms and orchestrations around the drums.

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    Tutorial 7

    Basic Fill Patterns Exercises Pt. 2

    7:55

    Additional drum fill variations utilizing 16th notes.

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    Tutorial 8

    Basic Fill Patterns Recap

    1:16

    Luke gives you a recap of the Drum Fill Phrasing lessons.

Basic Fill Accent Patterns

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    Tutorial 9

    Basic Fill Accent Patterns - Introduction

    1:25

    Learn how to place accents into your drum fills to generate new fill ideas.

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    Tutorial 10

    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Pt. 1

    11:25

    Luke walks you through a series of basic accent patterns and demonstrates how to use them in a drum fill.

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    Tutorial 11

    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Pt. 2

    10:18

    Explore additional drum fill exercises with accents and orchestration variations.

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    Tutorial 12

    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Recap

    1:44

    Get a recap of the Basic Fill Accent Patterns lessons.

Bass Drum Patterns for Fills

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    Tutorial 13

    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills - Introduction

    1:40

    Learn how to incorporate the bass drum into your fills to expand your fill vocabulary.

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    Tutorial 14

    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Pt. 1

    11:28

    Luke provides a series of drum fill exercises that take you through a variety of bass drum permutations played with the snare drum.

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    Tutorial 15

    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Pt. 2

    5:38

    Discover additional drum fill exercises with orchestration variations around the drums.

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    Tutorial 16

    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Recap

    3:24

    Luke gives you a recap of the Bass Drum Patterns for Fills lessons and performs an improvisation solo.

Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation

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    Tutorial 17

    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation - Introduction

    1:05

    Learn how to use all of the concepts explained in this series to create new, unique drum fills.

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    Tutorial 18

    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Exercises Pt. 1

    8:02

    Luke walks you through several drum fills that combine the elements of drum fill phrasing, basic fill patterns, fill accents and incorporating the bass drum.

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    Tutorial 19

    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Exercises Pt. 2

    11:13

    Explore additional drum fill exercises and variations.

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    Tutorial 20

    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Recap

    2:05

    Luke recaps the Fill Creation lessons and performs a demonstration.

In this Drumstroke™ video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to create both basic and advanced drum fills and patterns, that you can apply to both real drums and programmed drums in your DAW!

Shown on a drum kit, Luke breaks down the art of creating and playing various drum fills and patterns, including ways to phrase them so they flow just right and impress the listener.

The best part is you can apply his concepts when programming virtual drum instruments such as EZdrummer, Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums or any other drum VI.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to improve your drumming skills with better fills and phrases, or give your programmed drums an edge, watch Creating Drum Fills & Patterns today!

norm
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Useful but way too long

Lots of good stuff, but he feels the need to repeat every point 10 times in slightly different ways.

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Useful but way too long Lots of good stuff, but he feels the need to repeat every point 10 times in slightly different ways.
Date published: 2017-03-09