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This is the last free drum lesson in the three-lesson series on 7/8 odd-time signature drum fills. The three advanced 7/8 drum fills Jared Falk teaches you how to play in this free drum lesson are 16th note triplet and 32nd note based. These drum fills are extremely musical and incorporate hand-to-feet combinations and cymbals.
These free drum lessons on 7/8 odd-time signature drum fills build off of each other. So even if you’re not an intermediate drummer, chances are you’ll still learn something new from the free drum lesson “Intermediate 7/8 Drum Fills”, or get inspired by its content. On the other hand, if you’re more of an intermediate drummer, we encourage you to go through that free drum lesson before giving this one a try.
Start by learning the stroke sequence of each drum fill without a metronome but at a slow tempo. It’s essential for you to ingrain a pattern in your head before playing along to a metronome. Adding the metronome as you’re learning the stroke sequence will just make it harder to play.
We cannot stress enough the importance of practicing these drum fills slowly as you start out. The note values you’ll be handling here are fast. Therefore, you need to attain a great level of control over these drum fills at a slow tempo to be able to play them accurately at faster tempos. If you find yourself playing these drum fills at a speed where they sound sloppy, slow down the metronome to a tempo where you can actually make them sound good. You can then work your way up using that tempo as a starting point.
If you’d like to apply the tips provided with the free drum lesson “Learning 7/8 Odd Time“, on how to use drum fills in 4/4 to come up with variations in 7/8 odd-time signature, we encourage you to use the free drum lesson “Intermediate Double Bass Drum Fills” as your guinea pig. If you’d rather be challenged by a different and advanced drumming concept, check the free drum lesson “What Is A Polyrhythm” to jump-start your education on polyrhythms.
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