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1 Bar FILLS feat. 5 and 4 stroke rolls

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What's this module about?

Being able to perform fills effortlessly within your grooves is essential towards becoming a good percussionist. Fills are an important aspect to your playing as they add dynamics and flare to your performance. This chapter is about equipping you with the tools and knowledge to be able to compose your own fills within a groove, focusing this time on the 4 and 5 stroke rolls. You will learn a focus fill in the beginning utilising some core rudiments, and then move onto learning 2 other fill variations.

What will I learn?

In this module, you will learn:

  • How to play the opening fill used in 'Rock With You' by Michael Jackson
  • Detailed explanation of 4 and 5 stoke rolls, with exercises developed for you to practice each of these rudiments
  • Understanding of leading these rolls and fills starting with both hands
  • 2 additional exciting one bar fills that you can use in many different styles
  • How to incorporate flams & accents into your fills
  • How to perform the fills in context of the slow Pop Ballad groove studied in Chapter 9
  • How to understand more complex notation, including semiquaver triplets
  • How to play the fills and exercises at varying tempos
  • Learn how to adapt to a stage or studio setting
What is included?
  • Suggested listening material to practice your grooves along to
  • HD (High Definition) video with close ups and various camera angles so you can clearly observe the techniques and rhythms
  • Complimentary PDF document with detailed score (music notation) and written analysis of the rhythms discussed
How long is the module?
  • This chapter runs for 6.45 minutes
  • This module is a condensed version of material equivalent to 2-3 standard intermediate lessons
About your teacher

Byron is a professional percussionist, drummer, pianist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. He has a strong interest in Flamenco and African drumming and has studied both at home and abroad (Spain, Africa) with artists including Juan Flores, Ramon Porrina and Sibo Bangoura. Byron is a sought after musician performing regularly with numerous groups including flamenco ensemble Pena Flamenca, artists from The Voice including Lionel Cole and Rosie Henshaw, and acoustic duo Kinetic Method. Byron is a passionate educator with a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Teaching from University of Sydney and he loves to share his knowledge and skills with people in an inspiring and fun way.
Find out more about Byron here

"Byron is one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the privilege of working with, as well as being a lovely bloke! His piano playing, drumming, production, song writing, precession and the way that he is able to score for an orchestra if required is incredible." Luke Koteras, Singer/Guitarist/Song-writer

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Some experience with Cajon, Drum kit or Percussion
Start Date: Anytime
Teacher: Byron Mark
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