1. How do I get rid of snare buzz? (2022 – Updated)

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    Snare buzz can be a cause of frustration for many drummers. But what is this weird rattling and vibration we hear from the snare drum? How is it caused, and how do we minimize or eliminate it?  The drum set is indeed an interesting sonic instrument, from the low boom of the bass drum and floor toms to the abrupt attack of the snare drum, and the high frequencies of the cymbals. For such a barrage of sound events, all… Read More

  2. Getting Support When You Need It (2022 – Updated)

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    When learning the drums with Drum Ambition, you are not alone. All plans come with live chat and email support. This collection of popular articles answers many frequently asked questions on how Drum Ambition supports the drumming community. Articles. How Drum Ambition offers support and guidance. 13th January 2022. When is the right time to start playing with other musicians? 11th February 2022. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022. What makes Drum Ambition different? 13th January 2022. Are… Read More

  3. Developing Good Technique on Drums (2022 – Updated)

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    Developing good drum set technique is critical to becoming a competent, musical drummer. Whether you are focusing on your grip, bass drum technique, rudimental studies, sticking, or any other area that comes under the banner of technique – this section is for you! We have written extensively about all of the essential techniques that beginner and hobbyist drummers will focus on, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering many frequently asked questions. Articles. Why is reading drum… Read More

  4. Understanding Drum Equipment (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer, it can be tricky navigating the drum world for the right drums and accessories that best suit your needs. Once you have purchased your first drum set, it then becomes essential to understand more about all the components – how they work, are set up, and how to get the best out of them. We’ve been asked just about every question over the years, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering… Read More

  5. Practicing and Setting Goals (2022 – Updated)

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    Understanding the importance of practice and what to practice are essential considerations for beginner and hobbyist drummers. Developing practice plans, establishing good routines, and setting goals are crucial aspects of learning the drums, and it can be challenging to know where to start. Don’t worry – we are here to help! We point aspiring drummers worldwide in the right direction when it comes to this topic, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked… Read More

  6. Understanding Essential Rudiments (2022 – Updated)

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    An essential fundamental of learning the drums is understanding the importance of the drum set rudiments and where they fit into day-to-day drumming. A handful of essential drum set rudiments can transform your playing, making you a much more controlled and musical drummer. We receive many questions on this topic, and these frequently updated articles can help you understand how the drum set rudiments can be applied in music. Articles. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022. How the… Read More

  7. Learning Beats and Fills (2022 – Updated)

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    Learning different drum beats and understanding how to develop creative drum fills is an essential part of learning to play the drums and developing your skills. We have a collection of popular articles on this subject that are updated regularly and answer many frequently asked questions. Articles. Why is reading drum music important? 18th May 2022. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022. How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you learn drum beats and drum fills. 4th January 2022.… Read More

  8. Playing Along with Songs (2022 – Updated)

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    One of the most exhilarating highlights of learning the drums is the moment you play along to your first song. The good news is that you can achieve this quite quickly by learning some basic drum beats and accompanying drum fills. From there, it’s all about growing musically and building proficiency. We have written extensively about playing along with songs, and the following collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions. Articles. How the Drum… Read More

  9. Understanding Music Notation (2022 – Updated)

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    Why is understanding music notation important for drummers? If you are a beginner or hobbyist drummer looking for resources to help you understand the benefits of learning to read drum notation, then look no further.  This collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions. Articles. Why is reading drum music important? 18th May 2022. How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you learn music notation. 24th January 2022. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022.… Read More

  10. How do I assemble a drum set? (2021 – Updated)

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    Assembling a drum set for the first time can be tricky, but we have created a 15-minute video to help you do it quickly and thoroughly. You’ve done the research, purchased the drum set, and now you are ready to start drumming. That is until you open the boxes, see that there are multiple parts, and ask yourself, “How do I put together a drum set?” Fear not! We are here to help you, and our specially produced video shows… Read More