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Hear this fill with 8th-note rock! It also works well with other beats (ie: Funk, Fatback, Shuffle, 4th Rock & others).
Check out E-M lesson #5. It is designed to you how to create your own innovative fills.
Virtually any of the standard rudiments may be adapted to beat patterns as fills, much like we have done in this lesson. The key to everything is in free and open experimentation. You may omit notes (add rests) anywhere and anytime you like to extend the rhythmic potential even more . . . but don't lose track of the beat flow. Stay with the beat of the music!
He who knows not and knows he knows not:
he is simple - TEACH HIM.