Sometimes, we just want to get more ideas for new fills. Hell, I know I do. So, ladies and gentlemen, here’s a little one I call the Handy Triplet Fill.

As the name suggests, it tends to just pop up when I need it. It always sounds more complicated than it is and although, yes, it requires a little technique to execute well, anyone can get it happening. It’s based on two pretty simple stickings and when joined together and put with a groove give a really cool fill in 16th note triplets that works over a stack of different situations. Another bonus is that because the fill isn’t a full on crazy loud thing – in fact it’s quite tasteful – it’s a good one to use in any sort of song if you need to step it up slightly.

There’s a 6 note sticking and a 3 note sticking. When joined, they don’t fit perfectly into 4/4 time so you’ll find the fill crossing the beat. Check out the PDF for some of the examples I play in the lesson video and see how you might be able to do it on your kit.

Let me know how you go with this one.

Enjoy the lesson.

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  1. Hello, Adrian, thanks for your lesson, you simplify the lesson for me, i need the series on fills using single strokes and double bass

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