Triplet Tom And Hi Hat Fills Using A Snare Snare Kick Movement

Combining flat flams on the tom and hi hat with a syncopated rhythm.

In this fill construction lesson you will be learning patterns that combine toms and hi hats. The two voices have very different tonal qualities and when combined have a nice full sound. The examples on this page all follow an eighth note triplet rhythm where two flat flams are followed by a kick. It is important the flat flams are played exactly in time, there are lessons at the bottom of the page that will help with this.


Example 1

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 2

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 3

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 4

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 5

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 6

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 7

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


Example 8

The rhythm orchestrated as a fill


TASK:

  • Learn all examples up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Apply different orchestrations to create your own parts.
  • Extend the fill to being a full bar pattern.
  • Add groove into the part and create some longer phrases.