Basics of Rock 2

Interpreting Rhythms For Rock Fills

There are many ways for drummers to interpret rhythms for creating fills, beats and solos.  In this video lesson I will show a few easy ways to use a common and very musical rhythm for Rock fills.  First, make sure you understand the rhythm by practicing it slowly while counting out loud.  Once you have a firm grasp of the rhythm you can begin interpreting it for use around the drumset.  Comprehensive knowledge of the many popular rhythms available is something which all drummers need.  There are several excellent resources for these rhythms including Ted Reed's "Syncopation For The Modern Drummer" and Louis Bellson's "Modern Reading Text In 4/4".  Go get yourself a copy of one of these classic rhythm studies.