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Hi cajon players, leave your thoughts here 😉
I am strugling with fills when I want to integrate them into the groove (e.g. between verse and chorus) in a song.
If I have a fill with 4 bars, when do I start playing the fill?
Can you maybe demonstrate this with 2-3 example songs?
I don’t mean with backing tracks, but e.g. rock/pop songs.
Thank you very much!
Thanks for your message.
The last topics of the course – Trading Fills – will give you a direction in how to play transitions. If you see in the exercise you will trade fills with me playing 3 bars of a groove follow by a fill in the 4th bar. This is a way of get used to play a fill between a groove or a song.
I will definitely make a video to show how to apply a fill between verse and chorus of a song 😉
Let me know how it goes with the “Trading fills” exercise.
Hi Felipe. Great first course which bring me great feeling. I’m trying to play some minutes each day to integrate the fills. This is in progress 🙂
I try nom to play with Spotify songs to have some backing tracks linked to musics I like.
Looking forward to tackle the second course !
Thank for your lesson, very simple to understand (not to play yet 🙂 )
I’m glad you like the course.
Playing with songs will help you a lot to integrate the patterns and make it musical, good stuff!
Keep me updated with your experiences here 😉 And hit me up if you need anything.
Hi Felipe, I enjoy your teaching style. I like the fills , although I think almost all of them I already learned on your videos up on YouTube. I was hoping for new, perhaps more sophisticated fills in this paid course. Are you planning to post/ upload any new fills?
Hi Steve, thanks for your message.
The new fills course II with more advanced FILLS and new concepts (triplets, double strokes, rudiments, etc) will be available soon in 2022, I’m filming it right now 🙂
I’m glad you like the fills and what I suggest to you now is that you take these fill patterns you’ve learned and try to mix them a bit. For example, you can take the first 2 bars of fill 2 and the two last bars of fill 4 (just an example) and play it as a new fill. Try to mix them and let me know what do you think. This will help your improvisation skills. Let me know 😉
I’ve posted yesterday a video about hand speed that might be helpful for you to also use in your fill ideas, have a look – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_g3LPw93qs&t=9s