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THE X FILL

   

In this lesson we will look at the X Fill. This is a good exercise for beginners as it teaches you some basic co-ordination around the kit. You will notice when you speed the pattern up that your hands are moving in an X - a crossing like fashion.

The X Fill written out looks like this..

But it's probably easier to learn without reading it. To start with, play your RH between the snare and 2nd tom. Then put your LH in between each of those notes, playing between the 1st and floor tom. The entire sequence should be:

R snare, L 1st tom, R 2nd tom, L floor tom, @ 2nd tom, L 1st tom, repeat.

That's it! Nice and simple. Where it gets a bit trickier is when you double up each note into double strokes. That looks like this..

 

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