Mitch Mitchell’s “Fire”

The Drumming Of Mitch Mitchell Part III

By Phil Hood Published October 29, 2009

When the needle dropped on Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced life changed for millions of young drummers. The audacity of Hendrix's approach to amplification and Mitch Mitchell's fusion of jazz and rock opened up new doors for pop music and for musicians. It's a sound that is as fresh today as it was then.

In this series DRUM! Editor Andy Doerschuk reflects on the impact of Mitchell and demonstrates how to capture his moves on the drum set. This week: "Fire."

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