Drums Tutorial

Creating Drum Fills & Patterns

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Chapter 1 : Drum Fill Phrasing

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    Drum Fill Phrasing - Introduction

    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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    Drum Fill Phrasing Exercises Pt. 1

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

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    Drum Fill Phrasing Exercises Pt. 2

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

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    Drum Fill Phrasing Recap

    Fill Phrasing lesson recap.

Chapter 2 : Basic Drum Fills

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    Basic Fill Patterns - Introduction

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

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    Basic Fill Patterns Exercises Pt. 1

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

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    Basic Fill Patterns Exercises Pt. 2

    Additional drum fill variations utilizing 16th notes.

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    Basic Fill Patterns Recap

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

Chapter 3 : Basic Fill Accent Patterns

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    Basic Fill Accent Patterns - Introduction

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

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    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Pt. 1

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

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    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Pt. 2

    Explore additional drum fill exercises with accents and orchestration variations.

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    Basic Fill Accent Pattern Exercises Recap

    Get a recap of the Basic Fill Accent Patterns lessons.

Chapter 4 : Bass Drum Patterns for Fills

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    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills - Introduction

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

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    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Pt. 1

    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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    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Pt. 2

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

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    Bass Drum Patterns for Fills Exercises Recap

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

Chapter 5 : Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation

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    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation - Introduction

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

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    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Exercises Pt. 1

    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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    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Exercises Pt. 2

    Explore additional drum fill exercises and variations.

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    Accent & Bass Drum Fill Creation Recap

    Luke recaps the Fill Creation lessons and performs a demonstration.

Product Overview


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!


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Creating Drum Fills & Patterns is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Drags As Elvis would say "to much talk, little less action.
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Stop repeating the same point over and over and over and over... I get it! I agree with Norm. I could only watch 1.5 segments.
Date published: 2017-05-07
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
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