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Give The Drummer Some: The Instruments Of Jaki Liebezeit
The Quietus , January 25th, 2020 07:28

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Jaki Liebezeit: Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer, Jono Podmore takes us through the instruments that contributed to the former Can drummer's unique sound and playing style


Jaki learned classical tabla and played them relaxing at home. The example shown here, however, has been modified to be played with sticks. With a plastic skin it is effectively a small kettledrum, and although Indian drummers would be shocked by the sacrilege, it has a very good sound.