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THE OCTOPUS FILL

   

In this lesson we will look at the Octopus Fill. This fill gets its name from the fact that you are constantly having to cross stick to execute the fill. Usually you plan your sticking patterns around the drumkit in a way that means you DON'T have to cross stick. But in some instances there is no choice, so it is a very useful skill to develop, and the Octopus is a good way to put a toe in the water with cross sticking.

Here is the pattern..

 

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