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  1. Is it OK to simplify drum parts? (2021 – Updated)

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    Playing along with your favorite songs on the drums is a lot of fun, especially when approached in the right way.  If you find yourself obsessing about playing a drum part exactly as it was recorded, or struggling because it’s too technical or too fast, then this article will help you. Simplification is a word that often comes up in our videos. You can apply the simplification approach to just about every aspect of your drumming, from beats and fills… Read More

  2. What are drum fills, and how do I make them more creative? (2021 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer or interested in learning the drums, you will come across the terms “beats” and “fills” all of the time. A drumbeat is a generic term for the rhythmic pattern being played in a song, and this is a fairly straightforward concept to grasp. But what on earth is a drum fill, where are they used, and how do beginner drummers (and more experienced drummers, for that matter) develop them into a tasteful and musical… Read More