We show you how to play the Nirvana 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' drum intro just as Dave Grohl recorded it in the studio.
There is a lot of discussion out there on exactly how to play the drum intro to Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, so we've teamed up with Russ Tarley at Drumheadz to show us exactly how to play the intro as close to the original as possible.
In this drum cover and Nirvana drum lesson, Russ breaks down each section of the intro and shows us what tempo speed 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is in (117bpm), how to use the kick drum properly and how to play each bar correctly including hi-hat, snare and bass/kick drum technique.
Russ also shows us some great practice techniques and how learning the correct rhythm will also improve your overall drum technique.
Russ is a session musician and drum teacher based in Portsmouth, UK.
With over twenty years of playing professionally and studying with the best teachers in the UK, the lessons at Drumheadz are designed to take a player from where they are to where they want to go in the most efficient and effective way possible, creating the best drummer and musician a person can be.