Fill Book (Coming Soon)

  • "Not only is Jost one of my favorite humans, he‘s a methodical and practical BEAST of a Musician & Drummer."
    Chris Coleman
    Chris Coleman
  • "Amazing book by a world class player!"
    Mike Johnston
    Mike Johnston
  • "I find Jost‘s FILL BOOK very inspiring for my own playing!"
    Anika Nilles
    Anika Nilles
  • "Jost Nickel is absolutely one of my favorite drummers. I highly recommend digging into this book."
    Matt Halpern
    Matt Halpern

Jost Nickel’s Fill BOOK

This book is for anybody who wants to discover the big, wide world of drum fills. You‘ll find plenty of fill concepts to inspire you and enable you to understand the essential theory behind them so you can create your own drum fills.
Step by step, Jost introduces rhythmic concepts that can be used universally on different levels and in every musical situation. He presents orchestration ideas, phrasings, and exercises focusing on dynamics and accents. He shows the different subdivisions that are essential for drum-fill playing and fills for binary and ternary grooves such as shuffles.
Ideas on switch & path orchestration, diddle kicks, and clockwise & counterclockwise playing will enrich your drumming, as will step–hit–hi-hat, hand & foot rolls, cymbal chokes, stick shots, and many more.
JOST NICKEL‘S FILL BOOK comes with an MP3 CD so you can hear many of the recorded fills in different tempos.
Additionally, for those fills where you need to see how to move, there are twenty videos online. A 12-page insert containing reading texts completes the concept of this book.