Module 2 Lessons

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    Lesson 1

    The One Beat Drum Fill

    Now that you have worked through Module 1, you will be able to play along to some of your favorites songs. One thing you will soon…
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    Lesson 2

    The Two Beat Drum Fill

    Once you have mastered the one beat fills from Lesson 1 (including the extra 5 audio files), the next step is the two beat fill. Makes…
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    Lesson 3

    The Three Beat Drum Fill

    At Drum Ambition, we love the power of three. Completing our summary of the main drum fill types, we look at three beat fills. Once you…
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    Lesson 4

    Orchestrating and Combining Fills

    We have now covered the four main fill types: full bar (or “four beat”, featured in Module 1), 1 beat, 2 beat and 3 beat fills.…
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    Lesson 5

    Adding Flams to Drum Fills

    In our Special Feature Video Part 8, we introduced you to the Flam. The Flam is one of the 26 drum set rudiments, and one of…
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    Lesson 6

    Adding Drags to Drum Fills

    If you have watched Special Feature Video Part 9, you will be familiar with the Drag. Now it’s time to add these to our drum fills,…
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    Lesson 7

    Splitting Fills between the hands and feet

    Time for some fun coordination! We’ve talked a lot about different snare drum and tom orchestrations, but did you know that the bass drum can add…
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    Lesson 8

    Incorporating cymbals into drum fills

    Why would we leave our metal round friends out? After all, they can provide some beautiful texture, or just outright punch to an otherwise basic drum…
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    Lesson 9

    Intro and Lead-In Drum Fills

    So far, we have typically seen examples of where drum fills are played during a groove. These are what we call transitional drum fills and are played…
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    Lesson 10

    Unison Drum Fills

    In our final video in Module 2, Simon introduces the Unison drum fill. Unison sticking is when both hands are played in unison, split across two…

Module 2 Music Notation

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    Notation 1

    Music Notation For Module 2

    Everything you need to complete Module 2 has previously been covered in Module 1 - Music Notation Videos 1-10. In this short video, Simon explains why…