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BEGINNER JAZZ FILLS

   

In this lesson we will look at some basic jazz fills. As with learning fills in any other style, it's a really good idea to practice playing from time, to fill, then back to time again, aiming for an even flow and no tempo fluctuations. Usually when things go wrong it's in these transitions.

Here we will play a 4 bar phrase that consists of 3 bars of time, then a 1 bar fill (the fills are listed below). Here is what the 4 bars looks like in its entirety..

In this 4th bar, play any of the following fills:

 

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