Drum Fill Favorite

Try this linear fill this week

Everyone has a favorite worship drum fill they like to incorporate into a song or transition. In the video below, our lead drum instructor, Josh Ward, showcases one of the coolest drum fills we’ve heard in a while -- a short and sweet linear fill. If you’re looking for a fun linear drum fill to add into the mix as you play, simply watch below. Then, try this worship drum fill out in one of the recommended song lessons below the video.


What is a Linear Drum Fill?

This fill has a big fancy title but all "linear" means is that no two notes or drums will be hit at the same time. Every hit is separate. This worship drum fill is one of my favorites because incorporating the kick into the mix can make it sound massive. If you're not familiar with linear drum fills, take a minute, watch the video, and give it a shot. Practicing this skill is just one more way to step up your game as a drummer.


Let’s check it out!


Try It With These Lessons


Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

We Believe

Artist: Travis Ryan

Strong lead and simple acoustic strumming

So much fun!! Get ready to let loose in the chorus!!

Great Worship Rock Anthem!

Time for the ARP!


Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Unstoppable God

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lots of arrangement. Watch the introduction chapter!!

Slide into the pocket and groove hard!!

Really great riff and groove!

It's all about the tone!

Josh Ward is a versatile drummer of 18 years and heavily involved with the worship team at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. He is a husband to Rosie, dad to Amos and drum instructor for WorshipArtistry.com

Drum Fill Favorite

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Hi Josh,
My name is Rick. Recently I stumbled on to your site and thought I'd give it a try. I liked it so well that I mentioned it to our worship leader and he signed us up! It's been a great tool for learning what is going on in songs. Sometimes it is hard for me to figure the parts out on my own. But using your lessons makes it much easier, especially in a limited time period.
I put a request in for "Glory to Glory", and I noticed you already had it listed! I was surprised and impressed how fast you made it available!

Thanks for all your help and support!


Hey Rick! I'm so glad to hear that the lessons are helping you out man. Thanks so much for giving us a try and for passing our name around as well!! If I can help with anything feel free to hit me up anytime.

can i slow down the lessons on the drums

when I watch and try the drums lesson I was wondering if their is a way to slow down the lessons I currently play on a roland td 15 kv set with mesh heads