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Sixtuplet Fill

Technique by Ryan Carver // April 23 2013
Sixtuplet Fill

Here are a couple examples of the sixtuplet pattern taken from the video below.

Ex A is the basic pattern, Ex B is the pattern played twice on a row. Ex C is the pattern played 3 times and Ex D is the patterns played in a measure phrased 3 over 4. Start slow, try to be aware of how you move around the kit and try to minimize your motions. 

Feel free to use other cymbals and toms; this is just a pattern I get asked about alot. For me this pattern flows and can be a very effective fill. When you are comfortable, practice playing the patterns with a groove in time. Have fun!





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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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