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  1. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (October 2021 – Updated)

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    If you are taking online beginner drum lessons or are thinking about drumming as a hobby, we have a series of blog articles that can help you. We regularly add new features, and to help identify which ones may be relevant to you, we have compiled this list of the top Drum Ambition blog topics. The Top 10 Posts. How long does it take to learn the drums? Electronic vs Acoustic drums. Choose what’s right for you. 10 Bad drumming… Read More

  2. The benefits of learning drum notation – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Is learning to read music notation important for beginner and hobbyist drummers? This is a hotly debated topic. While many drummers see the advantages, plenty of self-taught drummers learned to play by feel, listening, and good old-fashioned trial and error. While this is certainly possible, there are a few compelling reasons why learning to read music will help you on your journey to becoming a competent, controlled, and musical drummer. Before we dive deeper, there is also a video blog… Read More

  3. The bass drum pedal – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Whether you call it a bass drum pedal or a kick drum pedal, this mechanical device connects your foot to one of the most exhilarating drums to play – the bass drum! Nothing beats the feeling of digging the bass drum beater into the bass drum head and creating that punchy, unmistakable, deeply satisfying sound!  Of course, aside from its power and sheer size on the drum scale, it’s important to note that the bass drum is also incredibly dynamic… Read More

  4. Drum stick selection – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Choosing which drum sticks to use can be slightly confusing when you are a beginner drummer. Different weights, lengths, compositions, and tips can make the decision unnecessarily tricky. Don’t worry – we are here to help! Your drumming buddies, celebrity drummers, and drum teachers will indeed all have a view on their favorite brands, stick weights, and features. Still, the most important thing to consider is what is comfortable and suitable for you, and this article will help identify some… Read More

  5. How to get started learning the drums – 5 Tips (2021 – Updated)

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    Do you want to learn to play the drums online? Playing the drums is a life-changing experience for many people, and getting started is easier than you might think. At Drum Ambition, we specialize in helping people take their first steps and then building upon the all-important foundation. Whether you are someone who has always wanted to learn to play the drums but never had the chance, a seasoned air drummer or looking for an engaging and entertaining hobby to… Read More

  6. 10 Popular drum set accessories for beginner drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer interested in drum set accessories or looking for gifts for the drummer in your life, this article will help! There are many drum set accessories available, and we have outlined ten popular options below – some are fun, and some are just practical. Some are a few dollars, and some are a little more. Before we dive in, don’t forget our free glossary is available to help with unfamiliar terms. Helpful related articles: 5… Read More

  7. Toms. What are they, and when are they used? 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    The drum world is full of weird and wonderful terms, and in this article, we introduce you to the toms – also known as tom-toms. These percussive heroes enable us to add so much color and expression to our drumming, and they have always been an integral part of the drum set. So far in our 5 Essential Facts Series, we have covered the main parts of the drum set, specifically, the cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, bass drum pedal,… Read More

  8. Online drum lessons for kids during Covid-19 and beyond (2021 – Updated)

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    Drum Ambition is an online video drum lesson platform for beginner drummers of all ages – including children. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have received many questions from parents who are either looking for ways for their children to continue their drum education or who are looking for fun new hobbies while we continue to adapt to the ever-changing situation. In this article, we’ll tell you about how we can help you and point you in the… Read More

  9. What is drum hardware? 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Drum set hardware may not be exciting, but you won’t get very far without it! This article will help you identify essential hardware items, understand some key features and functions, and tell you some important things to look out for.  Before we dive in, don’t forget that there are two excellent resources to help navigate the weird and wonderful world of drum set terminology. First, our glossary and also our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers, which is… Read More

  10. Playing along to songs on drums (2021 – Updated)

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    Most of us want to play the drums because we aspire to play along with our favorite tracks. In fact, the ability to do this is one of the biggest milestones for beginner drummers. Furthermore, if you approach this the right way, it may not be as far off as you might think. At Drum Ambition, all of the beats and fills that we give you in our carefully structured curriculum help you to achieve this goal. After all, playing… Read More