Chris Atchley Features World Drum Beats: The Songo Beat For The Drum Set At Play Drums By Ear

Chris Atchley, creator of Play Drums By Ear, has released a new post on his blog featuring the Afro-Cuban Songo drumbeat. Drummers will learn the traditional Songo beat on the drum set and some of the ways to improvise over the beat.

Online PR News – 03-May-2012 – Corona/CA – Chris Atchley, professional drummer and creator of the drum lesson product Play Drums By Ear, has released a new post on his blog featuring one example of a world drumbeat. According to Atchley, the Songo drumbeat uses a mixture of traditional Afro-Cuban percussion instruments and rhythms designed specifically for the drum set. Atchley has collected a series of instructional videos that teach the Songo drumbeat step-by-step and offer tips on improvising over the beat. Readers and drummers will find Atchley’s post about the Songo drumbeat at

According to Atchley, “World drum beats have played a huge part on rhythmic drumming in all sorts of music styles.”

“Afro-Cuban percussion is one such example of world drumming and typically involves all sorts of percussion instruments including congas, timbales, cowbell, woodblock, and claves,” Atchley says. “The Songo drumbeat is a mixture of all these percussion instruments and parts designed specifically for the drum set.”

“This allows drummers the ability to fill out the drum part needed for Afro-Cuban music without having multiple percussionists,” Atchley says.

Atchley offers a variety of articles and drum lessons on his website at Visit now for access to a long list of videos and lessons. Readers will find Atchley’s recent post, featuring the popular drummer, Terry Bozzio, at

About Chris Atchley and Play Drums By Ear
Chris Atchley has played drums for a variety of successful bands that have toured all around the world. Atchley has also taught drums for over fifteen years to students of all ages and skill level. His new instructional DVD course is now accessible and is guaranteed to help drummers worldwide.

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