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Drum Fills
(By Aaron)
(Beginner/Intermediate)

Once again I tried to put these tabs in order from easiest to hardest.
The first three should be pretty easy to play but you might have some 
trouble with the last one. Have fun and if you have any questions, email me.

 
Key
   - = 1/16
   | = Nothing (just trying to separate measures)
   x = Hit
  O = Crash cymbal (or whatever you have)

MP3 1
4/4. Remember to always start your fill on the "1 beat," or whenever you would hit
the kick bass. Your fill will almost always end with a crash cymbal. The cymbal will
always sound the best if you hit it on the "1 beat" or whenever you would hit the Kick
Bass. You can hit the cymbal whenever you want to but for now just try to hit it on 
the "1 beat" Play slow at first until you have this down. Speed up gradually.
High-Hat|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
Snare   |----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|
Bass    |x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
High-tom|----------------|x-x-------------|--------x-x-----|
Mid-tom |----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
|----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
|----------------|x-x-------------|--------x-x-----|
|----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|O|
|----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|-|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x|
|----------------|x-x-------------|--------x-x-----|-|
|----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|-|

MP3 2
4/4. This is the same as the fill on MP3 1. The only difference is that the fill 
is in 16ths, not 8ths. (in other words, it's twice as fast) Play slow at first 
until you have this down. Speed up gradually.
High-Hat|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
Snare   |----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|
Bass    |x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
High-tom|----------------|xxxx------------|--------xxxx----|
Mid-tom |----------------|----xxxx--------|------------xxxx|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
|----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
|----------------|xxxx------------|--------xxxx----|
|----------------|----xxxx--------|------------xxxx|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|O|
|----x-------x---|------------x---|----x-----------|-|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x|
|----------------|xxxx------------|--------xxxx----|-|
|----------------|----xxxx--------|------------xxxx|-|

MP3 3
4/4. This is the same as the fill on MP3 2. The only difference is this fill 
uses the snare. Play slow at first until you have this down. Speed up gradually.

High-Hat|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
Snare   |----x-------x---|xx--xx------x---|----x---xx--xx--|
Bass    |x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
High-tom|----------------|--xx------------|----------xx----|
Mid-tom |----------------|------xx--------|--------------xx|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|
|----x-------x---|xx--xx------x---|----x---xx--xx--|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|
|----------------|--xx------------|----------xx----|
|----------------|------xx--------|--------------xx|

|O-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---------|O|
|----x-------x---|xx--xx------x---|----x---xx--xx--|-|
|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x-------x-------|x|
|----------------|--xx------------|----------xx----|-|
|----------------|------xx--------|--------------xx|-|

MP3 4
4/4. This is a difficult fill to master. Don't worry if you do understand it right away
because you probably won't. Just listen to the MP3 and look closely at the tab and make
sure you aren't missing something. The key to this is just practice, practice, and practice.

High-Hat|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-------|
Snare   |----x-------x---|----x-x-----x---|----x-------x-x-|
Bass    |x-------x-------|x--x-x-xx-------|x-------x--x-x-x|
High-tom|----------------|xx--------------|--------xx------|
Mid-tom |----------------|--x-------------|----------x-----|
Low-tom |----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|

x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-------|
----x-------x---|----x-x-----x---|----x-------x-x-|
x-------x-------|x--x-x-xx-------|x-------x--x-x-x|
----------------|xx--------------|--------xx------|
----------------|--x-------------|----------x-----|
----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|

|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--------O-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-------|O|
|----x-------x---|----x-x-----x---|----x-------x-x-|-|
|x-------x-------|x--x-x-xx-------|x-------x--x-x-x|x|
|----------------|xx--------------|--------xx------|-|
|----------------|--x-------------|----------x-----|-|
|----------------|----x-x---------|------------x-x-|-|

I will be making more fill tabs to go along with Jazz, 16ths, and 3/4 time soon so 
you'll still have something to look forward to after you finish this. If you have 
any questions/suggestions e-mail me at aaronleb@mail.com



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