Beatbox Lesson: 4 Beat Fillers to spice up your beats

4 Easy Fillers to Spice Up Your Beats

Whether you are just learning to beatbox, or already a pro, here are four easy fillers you can throw into your beats to take them to the next level!

(Check these links out if you need a refresher on our beat notation system or the 1E&A counting system.)

Filler 1

B k t k
1 e & a

 

 

 

B = Basic Lip Kick   -   T = Basic Hi-Hat   -   K = any click or k snare you want 🙂

Audio example and use in a beat:

 

Filler 2

ch k ch
1 e & a

 

 

 

Ch = Simple Ch Shaker   -   K = K Rimshot

As you can see, this one would take place after a downbeat, thus the space on the 1 (indicated in red).

Audio example and use in a beat:

 

Filler 3

t k ts - t
1 E & A 2 E & A

 

 

 

Ts = Basic Hi-Hat (elongated)   -   T = Basic Hi-Hat K = Outward K Snare (soft)

As you can see, this one would take place after a downbeat, thus the space on the 1 (indicated in red).

Audio example and use in a beat:

Filler 4

t t
1 2 3

 

 

 

T = Basic Hi-Hat

As you can see, this one would take place after a downbeat, thus the space on the 1 (indicated in red).

This is extremely simple, and is actually just a triplet. In this case, the kick and snare still happen at the same tempo (even though the hi-hats change speeds in between).

Audio example and use in a beat:

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