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"Digital Bath" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Abe Cunnigham & The Deftones)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

For this Free Video Drum Fill Lesson lets take a look at a classic drum fill from the song "Digital Bath" by Deftones, featuring the great Abe Cunningham on drums of course.

This lesson looks at a really spacious and syncopated drum fill from the Deftones sticks man. Abe Cunningham demonstrates great dynamics and feel whilst also injecting plenty of energy and excitement.

Lets take a look at this famous and popular drum lick right now...

 

"Digital Bath" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Digital Bath Video Drum Lesson (The Deftones & Abe Cunningham)

 

"Digital Bath" - Drum Fill (1:37 Album Version)

Digital Bath Drum Fill Notation (Abe Cunnigham & The Deftones)

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"Black Dog" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

For this Free Video Drum Fill Lesson lets take a look at a classic drum fill from the song "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin, featuring the great John Bonham on drums of course.

This drum fill demonstrates Bonham's unique approach to drum fills. For this drum lick, Bonham uses a very interesting sticking that leads with the left hand but that allows the right hand the freedom to orchestrate and move around the drums. No other drummer would play this pattern like Bonham proving once more just how original Bonzo really was!

Lets take a look at this famous and popular drum lick right now...

 

"Black Dog" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Black Dog Video Drum Lesson (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)

 

"Black Dog" - Drum Fill (1:37 Album Version)

Black Dog Drum Fill Notation (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)

As always, you can post any questions you may have about this or any of my other videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page.

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"Duality" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Joey Jordison & Slipknot)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

For this Free Video Drum Fill Lesson lets take a look at a classic drum fill from the song "Duality" by Slipknot, featuring the great Joey Jordison on drums of course.

Both of these great fills feature a classic double bass drum pattern used by every metal and rock drummer since the beginning of time. It's enourmously fun to play once mastered and can be used in many genres of music; and not just rock or thrash!

Lets take a look at this famous and popular drum lick right now...

 

"Duality" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Duality Video Drum Lesson (Slipknot & Joey Jordison)

 

"Duality" - Drum Fill (1:30 Album Version)

Duality Drum Fill Notation (Joey Jordison & Slipknot)

"Duality" - Drum Fill (3:18 Album Version)

Duality Drum Fill Notation (Joey Jordison & Slipknot)

 

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"China Girl" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Omar Hakim & David Bowie)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

For this Free Video Drum Fill Lesson lets take a look at a classic drum fill from the song "China Girl" by David Bowie, featuring the great Omar Hakim on drums of course.

The fill really helps to demonstrate Omar's great touch and feel on the drums. He uses Ghost notes and dynamics to bring a live, what is essentially, a very simple fill.

Lets take a look at this famous and popular drum lick right now...

 

"China Girl" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums China Girl Video Drum Lesson (David Bowie & Omar Hakim)

 

"China Girl" - Drum Fill (1:45 Album Version)

China Girl Drum Fill Notation (Omar Hakim & David Bowie)

 

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"Basket Case" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Tre Cool & Green Day)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

For this Free Video Drum Fill Lesson lets take a look at two classic drum fills from the song "Basket Case" by Green Day, featuring the great Tre Cool on drums of course.

The first drum fill is the intro Tre plays when first entering the song. It's an upbeat mix of snare drum, toms, crash cymbals and open hi-hats. The second drum fill features some meaty flams played between the floor tom and snare drum.

Lets take a look at these two famous and popular drum licks right now...

 

"Basket Case" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Basket Case Video Drum Lesson (Green Day Tre Cool)

 

"Basket Case" - Drum Fill (0:37 Album Version)

Basket Case Drum Fill Notation (Tre Cool & Green Day)

"Basket Case" - Drum Fill (0:47 Album Version)

Basket Case Drum Fill Notation (Tre Cool & Green Day)

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Free Syria Protest Song (Drum Sample/Loop from DrumsTheWord.com)

A talented musician by the name of Phil Bolster from Dublin emailed me recently asking if he could use a drum sample from the "My Hero" Free Video Drum Lesson I uploaded a while back for a song he was writing. I was more than happy for him to use any part of the video he liked and to be honest, I didn't expect to hear back from him again.

Well, Phil did get back to me and has written an Amazing Protest Song about the crisis in Syria. I think it's best if I let Phil tell you the rest, so here he is in his own words...Free Syria Protest Song

Hi I'm Phil from Dublin and I play a bit of guitar and some other stuff.

My musical equipment is vast and advanced beyond comprehension i.e. a PC, cheap Spanish guitar, one cheap Logitech Web Cam, free Demo version of Gold Wave Version 5.67 and a free version of Audacity (1.3 Beta). Basically when I hear some melody or beat or somethin from some song no matter what the genre or how old it is I note it in my phone and then go to work on it at night, usually makin some Hip Hop kinda thing or some instrumental whatever I'm feelin at the time.

I use loops and chop em up and mix'em together until it rocks... the beat is key. I pull sounds from youtube vids like speech segments or bits of instruments (acoustic drums for instance) by converting the YouTube vid to mp3 and opening in GoldWave.

I record guitar through my awesomely cheap webcam (Logitech) using a freebie download of Audacity (1.3 Beta) usually putting on my 'one side working' Technics to keep noise down.

About The Song "Free Free Syria"

Just wrote a rhyme for this coz I was pissed off with watchin the news and knowing the U.S. could do somethin bout this. I don't care about the International Relations, the diplomatic complications or anything about oil or conspiracies I just know these people are gettin murdered and we can do somethin bout it.

I pulled a piano melody from a DJ Loofslaw 2Pac Mash-up called 'Hold On Be Strong (Airplanes Mix)' and separated the piano and bass and guitar by using the equalizer in GoldWave best I could... that way I could creat a beat round it and bring it in in layers etc.. then I found a YouTube Drum by 'DrumsTheWord' teaching the Foo Fighter drums off 'My Hero' which reminded me how cool that beat is. So I took that YouTube and converted to mp3 and opened in GoldWave and isolated the intro part where Rob's playin it freely and started mixin from there.

You can listen to the MP3 directly by clicking the link below.

Great work, Phil! It's good to know that there are people out there who are actually trying to make a difference!

You can check out some more of Phils music on SoundCloud.com by clicking HERE.

"First Date" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Travis Barker & Blink 182)

Lets take a look at the intro drum fill from the song First Date for this free video drum lesson. The band is Blink 182 and the drummer is the renowned Travis Barker.

This intro drum fill summarises Travis' playing style in just a couple of bars; fast, intense and with a healthy mix of toms! ;) The good news is that it's actually not very complicated once it's broken down. So, lets see how...

 

"First Date" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums First Date Video Drum Lesson (Blink 182 & Travis Barker)

 

"First Date" - Drum Fill (0:00 Album Version)

First Date Drum Fill Notation (Travis Barker & Blink 182)

Travis starts the song with quarter notes on the snare drum with the bass drum being played in between, on the upbeats of beats 1, 2 and 3. The right hand plays the crash on beat 1 and the open hi-hat for the remaining three downbeats of the bar.

Starting from the '+' of beat 4, Travis plays a series of sixteenth and eighth notes between the snare drum and high tom. The two high tom notes are played with the left hand, while the right hand plays the high tom on beat 3.

Beat 4 ends the drum fill with the right hand on the snare drum, the left hand then moves to the high tom and then both hands play on the floor tom for the last two sixteenth notes of the bar.

Now you just have to work at playing this at a squillion miles per hour and you're there. Have fun and good luck!

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"Drive In Drive Out" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Carter Beauford & Dave Matthews Band)

Double eBook & Videos Bundle PackThis is an extract Drum Fill Video Drum Lesson taken from my new eBook entitled "The Most Famous & Popular Drum Fills, Licks & Solos Of All Time". It contains over 230 of the GREATEST Drum Fills ever recorded!

You can purchase this book individually by clicking HERE or alternatively, you can purchase both this book plus my first book (Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time) as a Discounted Bundle Pack. This offer also includes 124 Video Drum Beat Lessons as a FREE Bonus. Find out more by clicking HERE or by clicking the logo to the right.

In this free drum lesson I'm going to teach you the intro drum fill to the song Drive In Drive Out, played by one of my favourite drummers, Carter Beauford. This drum fill uses one of Carter's signature drum licks, a pattern used by many other drummers as well, to devastating effect!

The Dave Matthews Band is one of those groups that you either love or hate. I love them, thanks mainly to the drumming genius of Carter!

 

"Drive In, Drive Out" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Drive In, Drive Out Video Drum Lesson (Dave Matthews Band & Carter Beauford)

 

"Drive In Drive Out" - Drum Fill (0:18 Album Version)

Drive In Drive Out Drum Fill Notation (Carter Beauford & Dave Matthews Band)

The song is played in the time signature of 6/8 or 12/8 depending on how you want to count it. It starts with some stabs that the whole band play. The last set of stabs ends on beat 1 of the first bar above, Carter then comes back in on beat 4 of the bar, playing superbly quiet. He plays a signature drum lick, commonly known as "The Herta". You can view a free video drum lesson on this great lick by clicking here if you like.

The Herta consists of four strokes played through three counted notes. One of the counted notes is doubled and in this case it is the first counted note of each group of three. You could think of counting it as 1+2 3, 1+2 3.

The Herta drum lick is played up until beat 4 of the third bar whilst increasing in volume. On beat 4, Carter then plays a series of strikes between the snare drum and the toms, moving down the toms and alternating the hands. It ends with two strokes on the floor tom on beats 5 and 6 of the fourth bar.

This is a great fill to learn, even if it means you just get the Herta under your belt!

As always, please post any questions you may have about this or any of my other videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page and happy drumming to you!

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"Don't Look Back In Anger" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Oasis & Alan White)

In this free video drum lesson we're going to take a look at the super cool triplet drum fill break from the song Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis. Alan White was the drummer on the recording and at around 3:34 he gets his own one bar mini drum solo.

I remember trying to learn this drum fill many years ago and never being able to quite work it out. Well, years later I can show you what I struggled to work out and there's a little bit more to this drum fill than you might have expected. Lets find out how Alan White actually plays it...

 

"Don't Look Back In Anger" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Don't Look Back In Anger Video Drum Lesson (Oasis & Alan White)

 

"Don't Look Back In Anger" - Drum Fill (3:34 Album Version)

Don't Look Back In Anger Drum Fill Notation (Oasis & Alan White)

The first thing to understand is that Alan plays with a slight swing on this recording. No doubt emulating the 60's drummers that influenced his playing, including Ringo Starr of course.

The drum fill really starts at the end of the first bar above, on the 'a' of beat 4. Alan moves into the one bar drum fill with a series of hits between the high tom and snare drum. Beat 2 sees a ghosted snare drum note on the '+' of beat 2. This note is played quietly but can be left out if you're finding it too hard to include.

Alan plays a single snare drum note on the 'a' of beat 2 with the left hand just before starting a line of sixteenth note triplets on beat 3. It's the fact that he moves to triplets for the drum fill that makes it quite distinctive in the first place.

The bass drum is played on beat 3 on it's own and then the hands come in, starting with the left hand, to play three notes on the snare, four notes on the high tom and finally four more notes on the floor tom. Notice that, including the bass drum, Alan plays three groups of four notes through both beats of triplets.

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"Don't You Forget About Me" Drum Fill Drum Lesson (Simple Minds & Mel Gaynor)

In this free video drum lesson we're going to take a look at a really cool and famous drum fill break from the song Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds. Mel Gaynor is the featured drummer and puts in a stellar drum performance on this recording, with punchy bass drum, accented ride bell fun and double handed hi-hat galore!

The drum fill break we're going to look at in this free drum lesson occurs at the end of a build up section at around 3:44. Mel busts out this almighty drum fill before taking us into the last section of the song. It's simply impossible not to air drum along too!

 

"Don't You Forget About Me" - Free Video Drum Fill Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE - Learn How To Play Drums Don't You Forget About Me Video Drum Lesson (Simple Minds & Mel Gaynor)

 

"Don't You Forget About Me" - Drum Fill (3:42 Album Version)

Don't YouForget About Me Drum Fill Notation (Simple Minds & Mel Gaynor)

Mel Takes us into the drum fill with some double handed singles on the hi-hat, the bass drum is simply pumping out quarter notes on the downbeats of the bar. Notice that the bass drum is played on the downbeats for the whole drum fill (bars 1 and 2).

The fill actually starts on the '+' of beat 3 where Mel moves down to the snare drum to play a thirty second note roll (played RRLL). The roll then turns back into single handed sixteenth notes for the whole of beat 4 and beat 1 of the next bar. Mel doubles the left hand that falls on the 'e' of beat 1 of bar 2 creating a little offbeat moment of interest.

The sixteenth note roll then moves into beat 2 before Mel moves his right hand to the open hi-hat on the '+' of beat 2. The hi-hat closes on beat 3 where the pattern that was played in beat 2 is then repeated again for beat 3.

The drum fill ends with a great little roll down the toms and double handed crash stabs. The left hand plays the crash on the 'a' of beat 4 while the right hand plays the crash on beat 1 of bar 3.

As always, please post any questions you may have about this or any of my other videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page and happy drumming to you!

 

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