This video drum lesson breaks down a really tasty drum fill from the 1978 Quincy Jones track ‘Stuff Like That’. It has none other than Steve Gadd on drums and it has classic Gadd moments all over it. This fill epitomises what I love about Gadd’s inventive playing. It’s actually a very easy drum fill when you break it down but sped up it sounds very effective.
But as always, learn the drum fill very slowly. The video breaks it down into four main parts so you can focus on each one individually and build it in blocks. Once you’re comfortable with each stage try piecing them all together. Once that’s flowing well you can work on increasing the tempo and playing the fill in a sequence with a groove.