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Heavy metal drum fills are usually fast passed and brutal sounding. The speed and power at what they’re performed are usually way too high for any beginner. So where should a beginner heavy-metal drummer start? How about right here?! In this free heavy-metal drum lesson Sean Lang teaches how to play five of the most common heavy-metal drum fills out there. These are awesome heavy-metal drum fills that’ll get you started in the right direction.
The speed at what you play these heavy-metal drum fills is what mainly determines their level of challenge. Therefore, don’t just play them at 80 beats per minute (BPM). To get to an intermediate level you have to keep pushing yourself with these exercises. Master the patterns at 80 BPM first. Then, increase the tempo of your metronome by 5 or 10 BPM every time you feel comfortable with the speed at what you’re currently playing. Doing this on a daily-basis will take your heavy-metal drumming to the next level.
Once you feel you’ve progressed to a more intermediate level with these heavy-metal drum fills, move on to the free heavy-metal drum lesson “Intermediate Metal Drum Fills.” If you’d rather learn more beginner double bass drum fills, check the free drum lesson “Beginner Double Bass Drum Fills.” For those interested in playing cool heavy-metal drum beats, check the free heavy-metal drum lessons “Single Pedal Heavy-Metal Drum Beats” and “Beginner Broken Metal Double Bass Beats.”
Intermediate to advanced drummers can take these beginner heavy-metal drum fills and play them at way higher speeds than the one played by Sean Lang in the video. Use them to get to a more advanced level in regard to speed if you’re and intermediate player. As for advanced drummers, use the drum fills as blueprints for coming up with new creative variations. Watch the free drum lesson “Expressing Yourself On The Drums” for some ideas on how to do this.
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