In this free drum lesson I’m taking another song from the Best 350 Drum Fills Of All Time list and working out how to play the great drum fills it contains. This time the song is “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix, featuring the drumming talents of the sadly missed Mitch Mitchell.

Mitch Mitchell is famous amongst drummers for his super fast and impressive hand/sticking work. He would often blaze around the drums at lightning speed playing licks that most drummers would kill for! He also enjoyed using the drum rudiments in a way that made them exciting and fun!

This song features four great and popular drum fills. We will be looking at each of these blistering licks in turn. In the free video drum lesson itself I go over how to play only the top two but included the other two below as an extra bonus for you to enjoy.

For many other famous and popular drum fills, check out the Greatest Drum Fills list by clicking here. If you have any of your own suggestions for drum fills that I might have missed then please email me.


Hey Joe” – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Hey Joe Drum Fills Video Drum Lesson (Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell)


“Hey Joe” – Various Drum Fills

Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell) Drum Fill Music Notation

So there you go, I hope you found this useful and that it has given you some fun ideas for the practice room.

As always, you can post any questions you may have about this or any of my other videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page.

For many more famous drum fills please check out the Famous & Great Top 350 Drum Fill List.


You can DOWNLOAD the FREE PDF drum notation by clicking HERE.

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