"I Shall be Released" - The Band


Here's what I'm thinking he's doing on the drums for this song - do you think I'm right?

He has his snare drum upside-down and is strumming the snares with his finger on beats 2 & 4. Then when the beat kicks in he plays 8ths on the hihat with a drum stick, and the other hand is just tapping the snares with a single finger. Pretty neat.


I think you're right about the snare, that's cool!

It sounds to me like it might be something other than a stick on the hihat, though. If you assume he's playing with his finger on the snare, a stick might be a little to loud on the hihat. Maybe he's using a pencil or chopstick or something? Or just playing really quietly with a stick...