I have a cool one that i do where i sort of pause and stutter like i have nothing in my brain and just can't seem to pull something up... Its very convincing
He is the Most Interesting Drummer in the world.In my mind it crystallises as a piece of percussive poetry. It will resolve the tensions built up in the song thus far and bring peace and tranquility to the listener. Lady listeners will feel their undergarments moving towards the floor. Gentleman listeners will wish I was their friend. Children will wish I was their father. The fill that I can feel welling up within me will bring world peace, end hunger and cure diseases, unify all scientific theories and unravel religious discord.
And then I play a roll of quarter notes from the snare and across the three toms.
For me ,it's usually a diddly diddle pattern , some inverted six stroke rolls with maybe a 16 note hi hat flourish of some sorts.Realizing that a drum "fill" is a bit of a four letter word around here (ha!), I think we all have that one drum fill we strategically keep in our back pocket until we let loose and totally wow and astound our family, friends, loved ones, soon-to-be girlfriends/boyfriends, and/or sworn enemies. The impact is especially felt when you play straight time both before and after said fill, leaving the room temporarily befuddled and awestruck as to that one fleeting moment when you drew thunder from the Gods.
So how about it? What's that one lick that proves to the world you are one bad mofo?
Personally, I love the play a 16th note triplet fill between my hands and feet. Left hand on snare on 1 + 3 and the rest of the fill on the upper tom; right hand on the floor tom. Surprisingly effective for a relatively easy fill, especially at BPM greater than 100.
Lfrflf Rflfrf Lfrflf Rflfrf