Most of the song is straight forward but there are a couple of things to watch out for:. Basically, when you finish playing bar 38 go back to the symbol at bar 13 and play through to end of the song. The bridge after the chorus is a tricky one. If you have any questions or transcription requests, leave a comment below. You can support the creation of more transcriptions and lessons by signing up for a Drumlist subscription or by buying me a coffee.
(+) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Drum Cover [ Tarn Softwhip ] | KPOP LYRICS ROMANIZATION
The song took the world by surprise and propelled the Nevermind album to the top of the charts in Smells Like Teen Spirit is the best known Nirvana song and really epitomises everything that I love about the band. After the catchy guitar intro Dave Grohl launches in on the drums with one of the best loved drum intros of all time making powerful use of flams on the snare with bass drums and a hi-hat between. Grohl is so effective at creating rhythmic hooks and using powerful drums that work perfectly in their place instead of chops for the sake of ego boosting. That contrast really helps to elevate the large choruses. We also have some really interesting fills at the end of the choruses to punctuate the guitar patterns so watch out for those.
So this really says the drums are coming into the song. And what that is is both sticks almost hitting together, but one hits slightly before the other. And this comes in right after the drum fill, and this is what plays through the opening as well as when you go into the chorus. Now he plays this with the open high hat to give it a lot of aggression.
Many iconic albums are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year , from Adele's "21," released a decade ago last month , to Carole King's "Tapestry," which turns 50 on Wednesday. The album arrived with minimal fanfare: It debuted at No. Grohl is now the frontman of his own band, Foo Fighters, which released its 10th album "Medicine at Midnight" last week.