In this free video drum lesson we’re going to take a look at the eight bar drum solo from the song “Manic Depression” by Jimi Hendrix. It of course features the great Mitch Mitchel on drums!

The whole song is in the time signature of 3/4, meaning that there are three counted beats to every bar.

Mitch effortlessly weaves different subdivisions together to make a rhythmic solo that excites and fascinates. Not only does he throw in some “Bonham Triplets” but also two of his favourite rudiments; the Paradiddle and the Six Stroke Roll

Don’t forget to also download the free PDF below and happy drumming to you!


Difficulty Level _ Intermediate

Manic Depression” Drum Fill’s – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drum Manic Depression Drum Solo Video Drum Lesson (Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell)


Manic Depression” Drum Solo (2:29) – Transcription

Manic Depression Drum Solo Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell - Drum Transcription

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

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