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Old 08-30-2013, 02:41 PM
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Default Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

I am trying to get into reggae and learn some new fills even try to make up some but there is barely any lessons online. I feel as if this style is overlooked by many.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

You just gotta listen to the music and play. It's not technical stuff at its root. The feel is the thing. As long as you are playing with a band that is actually playing reggae music, it should be pretty simple. If it feels difficult, you're playing too much. Strip it down and listen for the space. Make sure your bass player is properly medicated as well.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

....and don't EVER play the 1...you just don't do it
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:39 AM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

This to get started?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPslcLneAjc
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

Transcribe every fill in Three Little Birds and get back to us. ;)
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

Get Gil Sharone's "Wicked Beats" - very useful reggae drumming DVD

Pick up Modern Drummers issue on reggae from around a year ago. Heaps of beats and fills.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:14 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu5mVJRdsHE
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

All the lessons you need are on the records, and that goes for every other style of music as well.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Lack of Reggae lessons with fills:(

as packfan88c said, gil sharone's dvd is a must have for any drummers who are reggae enthusiasts. Also stated, listed to any bob marley albums, peter tosh, and a good mixture of pop rock and reggae is older NO DOUBT and 311. Also, i highly recommend Western Standard Time's tribute album to the Skatalites. Some very cool stuff on there. I myself when just learning reggae, or any style for that matter, find a good starting point for fills to be simply moving the main groove away from the hihat/snare to other drums for a few beats or a bar. Sounds simple, but that gives you a very good starting point and allows you to feel them out without dropping the beat.
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