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5 Advanced Drum Fills inspired by Dave DiCenso, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd and Vinnie Colaiuta

As an end of year treat, we thought we'd upload five fabulous drum fills inspired by five drumming masters: Dave DiCenso, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd and Vinnie Colaiuta. These fiendish fills will keep you stocked up with inspiration for those empty measures of 2016. Happy New Year! N.B. All of these drum fills are to be played up-tempo but should be practiced slowly at first to ensure rhythmic accuracy and dynamic control. We recommend you use a metronome and gradually increase the tempo.   1. Dave DiCenso Drum Fill     This fill is difficult to master but everything will click into place with slow, steady repetition. Make sure you keep the tempo steady and pay careful attention to the accented notes in particular.   2. Dave Weckl Drum Fill     Not as hard to master as the fill above but very effective and quite groovy if played up-tempo with a smooth flow. The unaccented notes should be played softly while the ...

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Heavy Resin (Karizma) drum beat by Vinnie Colaiuta

Vinnie Colaiuta's phenomenal performance alongside David Garfield, Neil Stubenhaus and Mike Landau. Heavy Resin was recorded live on tour in Europe. The recording captured some of the most exciting and technically challenging jazz fusion on the planet! Learn the introduction to this tune here. Just these few bars are enough to keep you occupied for a while... but it's worth it; having these drum chops in your arsenal will really help you stand out from the other session drummer ...

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