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RLRLF: a Unique 5 Note Drum Fill and Soloing Idea

Welcome to Nasty Drum Lick #137, an idea based on a five note phrase. I’ve been using this idea for a while; it’s simple, just RLRLF. That’s four notes with your hands followed by one with your bass drum. Putting your foot before the hands is fine too; it’s really the same lick either way.

In this lesson (video below), I’ll show you just one of the ways I like to use it–as 16th note triplets. I’m not giving you a PDF this time. Just watch the video and you’ll see the notation there.

One thing to note. When you see the notation in the video, there is no real orchestration written out; it’s all on the snare and bass drum. Feel free to experiment with orchestrations.