Posts in category: Rock Fills

10 Essential Drum Fills

Attention newbie drummers! It’s time to learn some vocabulary. Here are ten drum fills that are very simple and sound great. They’re gig tested and fairly easy to play. You just have to sit behind the kit and dig in. Practice them and repeat that practice until you’ve got it. Remember studying a foreign language? […]


7 Matt Cameron Inspired Fills

I’ve been digging into Matt Cameron’s playing with Soundgarden recently, and the result is this sheet of great sounding fills. There is something very Bonham-ish about some of Matt’s playing. In fact, of these fills, #4 is something I’ve definitely heard Bonham play. The phrasing of fills is often the key to making them sound […]


11 More Rock Drum Fills: Fill ‘Er Up! 2

Just like last time (Fill Er Up! 11 Trusty Rock Drum Fills), here are 11 more road tested rock drum fills that you can use right away. They are two beat fills and although they are simple, when played with conviction they will sound great. Use the same instructions for practice as outlined in “Fill […]


Roger Taylor’s Drum Solo On “Under Pressure” Transcribed

I’ve always loved Queen. But I have a new-found admiration for drummer Roger Taylor now. Check out his drumming on the track “Under Pressure” and you’ll see why. He’s an under appreciated gem of a drummer, so I wanted to make sure I gave him some props by presenting this transcription. Background On Why I […]