So lets be honest here, Bruno Mars is a way better drummer than any of us expected! When I saw him play drums at the super bowl halftime show I was very impressed! There were two fills in his drum solo that really stood out to me, so I decided to learn them and teach them to you! This is a bit of a more advanced lesson than what I normally do, but if you play the fill at a slower tempo I’m sure that you will get the hang of it!
The sticking pattern for the first fill is R L – R L L X3 – R L. And you break that pattern around the drum kit. Your left hand will stay on the snare the whole time and your right hand will be going around the toms.
The sticking pattern for the second fill is K L R X2 – K R L X 4. It is pretty easy to get lost in this one, but if you want you can just take this sticking pattern and move it around the drum kit in any way that you want!
What were your thoughts of Bruno Mars drum solo at the super bowl halftime show?