The system that is presented in the book is accessible for a large group of drummers from amateur to pro. A lot of drum teachers in Holland use this book for their students, because playing fills is a very nice way to develop technique and rudimental capabilities. Also the individual creativity will be teased by using this system! Besides the more than 100 examples of tough linear* drum fills that come with the book, there is the unique Fill Generator, which gives you many possibilities to create your own drum fills!
In addition to the E book, the Skills & Fills Drum app has been developed in which 60 brand new tough drum fills (others than in the book) are demonstrated on video.. With the "Tools" button on your screen you will get access to the Fill Generator.. It's highly recommended to use the Drum APP besides the book, for an even more inspiring drum experience, but both the Book and Drum App are very useful on its own as well..
* Linear drum fills incorporate stickings that usually don't overlap each other. This is why linear drum fills and grooves always sound very open and clear!
Dennis Tideman (born in Delft, The Netherlands on the 19th of July 1965) began playing drums as a child and received his first full drum kit from his parents at the age of eleven.
Dennis has owned a drum school (Drumschool DT in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands) for almost 20 years now and has played in several Dutch funk and rock bands throughout the years.
His passion for the instrument and years of teaching experience has inspired him to write a method that is accessible for a large group of drummers. "Playing drum fills has always bin a popular item between my students, so I tried to develop a system that combines rudimental exercises with practical applications to the drum kit". "It became a great succes"!
In the year 2014 Dennis came up with the idea of developing a drum app with drum video lessons based on the book. He recorded 60 linear drum fills and created an application that is very comprehensive and entertaining for every drummer from amateur to pro. This app is available in the app and play store!