When I look for useful drum fills on Youtube I get totally flooded.
A lot of stuff, some of it kinda useless, some is pretentious bullshit and then I happen to stumble upon some little gems just like this one.
But what exactly IS a backwards (or reverse) drum fill?
First, you start from the floor tom and go back to smaller toms, in this case it’s all 16 notes and after playing toms you have the snare of course, the last hit is on the charlie, or hi hat, left open, paired with a bass drum kick.
It’s very useful for all those musical situations when you need to end dry (i.e.: not crashing!).
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