Drum Beat in the style of


by Cold Play

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How to read this drum music



  • This drum pattern is based on a Latin style drum beat called The Rhumba

  • Notice the snare starts the beat which may feel strange

  • The first two snares are followed by two bass drums and the third snare by just one bass drum

  • You can count this beat 1, 2, 3 - 1, 2, 3 - 1, 2 to feel the groups of 1/8th notes


Band: Coldplay

Album: A Rush Of Blood
To The Head

Drummer: Will Champion