Well, it’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting here thinking to myself what I should be doing on a wonderful a day like today. Bicycle riding? No. Wash the car? No. Play baseball in the park? No.
What else is there to do but sit in the backyard with my dogs writing out some new fills that you might like to check out. I soon found out that I actually had no ideas at all, but fortunately my dogs came up with some good ones. Word to the wise, play them slowly until you get what they’re all about. At least that’s what the dogs told me.
The first one can be used as an intro fill as well as a fill to end the phrase in a solo or as an exercise. You may want to use the second example at the end of a phrase, in a solo or just as an exercise. You also can use parts of the last fill to put into your own (fill, that is) or you can have your dogs play them and you can forget about the whole thing. After all, that’s what I do.
Tom Brechtlein has played with Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Wayne Shorter, Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Robben Ford & The Blue Line