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  1. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (July 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. 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

  3. 5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    There has never been a better time to buy an electronic drum set with so many great options available. More manufacturers are rising to the challenge of producing cost-effective, feature-rich electronic drum sets for hobbyists and beginner drummers who may not want to spend the earth to get started. We have previously discussed the features and benefits of electronic and acoustic drums at length, and this updated article highlights five ways that modern electronic drums are transforming the learning experience… Read More

  4. 5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound (2021 – Updated)

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    The snare drum is the centerpiece of your drum set and can help to shape your individual sound. Having a great snare drum sound is essential for any recording or touring drummer, but it is equally important for beginner and hobbyist drummers. Why? Having an instrument that sounds good, is appealing to the ear, and produces a desirable tone is quite simply more inspiring and enjoyable to play. For friends and family that are going on this journey with you,… Read More

  5. Cymbals – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Crash, ride, splash, china, and hi-hat cymbals – these are all essential tools of the trade for drummers. They come in various weights and sizes and provide expansive musical opportunities. They play an important role in crafting drum beats, accentuating parts, and setting the musical mood. Whether they are purchased in boxed sets or individually selected with care, your cymbal sound and how you apply them to your music can help define you as a musician. This article discusses 5… Read More

  6. The Bass Drum – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    The bass drum is the largest piece in your drum set and is played using a bass drum pedal. Also known as a kick drum, it comes in various sizes, shell types, and setups. This article highlights five essential facts that every drummer should know to get the best out of their foot-powered boom maker! If you need help understanding any of the terms in this article, you can view our free and comprehensive glossary. Helpful related articles. The Snare Drum… Read More

  7. The Snare Drum – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    If you are new to drumming, you will soon find that the snare drum is the workhorse of your drum set. Along with your bass drum, you will most likely play this drum more than any other on your set, so understanding the components and nuances of your trustee back-beater is essential! This article will give you essential background on shell types, drum heads, snare wires, sizes, and different applications. If any of the names and terms below are new… Read More

  8. Best Online Drum Lessons (July 2021 – Updated)

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    Summer is here, and now is the perfect time to start learning the drums! If you are looking for online drum lessons, we can help you. Whether you are a complete beginner looking for some structure and motivation or a more experienced drummer wanting to revisit some fundamentals or improve your technique – Drum Ambition has been created for you! This article will share more about our approach, including free sample lessons and detail of our curriculum. “I feel more… Read More

  9. How do I hold my drum sticks? (2021 – Updated)

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    If you are new to drumming or an experienced drummer looking for tips on improving and further developing your grip, you have come to the right place. As you would imagine, we are often asked for advice on the best way to hold drum sticks. In fact, just like many other areas of drumming and music, this is quite a subjective topic. The reality is that you could go to five different drum teachers and come away with five different… Read More

  10. Are practice pads good for learning drums? (2021 – Updated)

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    Do you need a drum set to learn to play the drums? Can a practice pad be used as an alternative, and what are the benefits and limitations?  You’ve had your first drum lesson and are itching to get home and practice your first beat or rudiment. Or perhaps you just watched an online video and are interested in diving deeper! The problem is, you have nothing to practice on. It’s too soon to run out to the music store,… Read More