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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