Learn to Play: Tool's "Ticks and Leeches" Drum Fill

About a month or so ago, we published a comprehensive guide to building your kit to sound like Danny Carey's of Tool. We covered every aspect of his kit, from the toms to the snare to the cymbals, deconstructing what makes up the Danny Carey drum sound and how you can achieve it, even without a rockstar's budget.

So now that you have your kit sounding like Danny Carey, it's time to start playing like Danny Carey. And where better to start than with one of Carey's most famous drum fills? In the video above, Adam breaks down Carey's intro to the tune "Ticks and Leeches" and walks us through exactly how to nail each part.


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