News and Blog

  1. Best Online Drum Lessons

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    Drum Ambition consists of 3 Modules, featuring 75 videos, thoughtfully structured for beginner drummers. Our short videos (usually 10 minutes or less), feature multi-camera angles, on-screen music notation with scrolling highlighter bar, downloadable sheet music for all lessons, and additional audio files for bonus material. All of this content is accessible from your personal dashboard and membership area. All lessons are written and presented by our Founder, Simon DasGupta. “Simply the best!” Scott – Drum Ambition Subscriber in the USA. More… Read More

  2. Ultimate Survival Guide For Beginner Drummers – Now on Kindle

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    We are delighted to announce that our new eBook, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers, is now available on Amazon, for instant downloads on the Kindle device, and the Kindle App. Written by Drum Ambition Founder and Presenter, Simon DasGupta, this book is the result of over twenty years of teaching drummers of all levels. Simon discussed the project in this short video.   “I have never encountered a book this complete. It literally answers every question a drumming… Read More

  3. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics

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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. What is a click track? How long does it take to learn the drums? Electronic vs Acoustic drums. Choose what’s right… Read More

  4. Playing along to songs on drums

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    One of the biggest milestones for beginner drummers is that great moment when you can play along to a song. 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 prepare you for this goal. After all, playing drums on their own is awesome, but playing along to music, and playing with other… Read More

  5. Learning drums during Covid-19

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    It’s fair to say that life for many of us has been extremely challenging recently. On a positive note, many people are turning to online lessons to learn a new skill, realize a lifelong ambition, or just pass the time in a fun and entertaining way. The drums are indeed an awesome instrument to learn, and there is no doubt that aside from the musical skills learned, there is also an element of stress relief to beat making. Online platforms… Read More

  6. Drum Ambition adds two new modules

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    We are excited to announce that Drum Ambition is expanding its online drum lesson curriculum. Following on from the success of Module 1, which has seen Drum Ambition memberships expand to over 20 countries worldwide, we are launching two brand new modules. The first of these, Module 2, goes Live at the end of April 2020, with Module 3 following in mid-May. Fun, structure and setting attainable goals. Combined, these new modules will provide over 150 new beats, and 130… Read More

  7. 5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers

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    You’ve taken a few online drum lessons, or perhaps connected with a local drum teacher in your area. Now you are ready to take the exciting step of buying your very first drum set. We have previously discussed at length the features and benefits of both electronic and acoustic drums, and this updated article highlights five ways that modern electronic drums are transforming the learning experience for beginner drummers. Helpful related articles. Electronic vs Acoustic Drums – Choose what’s right… Read More

  8. 5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound

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    Having a great snare drum sound is essential for any recording or touring drummer, but it is equally important for beginner and hobbyist drummers too. 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, it’s a lot more pleasant on their ears too. Few things disrupt the peaceful dynamic of the… Read More

  9. Cymbals – 5 Essential Facts

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    Cymbals are 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. 1) Most common cymbal types. When starting out on the drums, you ideally… Read More

  10. The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers – Available Now

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    We are delighted to announce the release of our latest book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers, available now as an instant download. For a limited time, subscribers to our Pro or Rockstar plan will receive a free copy of the book. Written by our Founder, Simon DasGupta, this comprehensive, easy to read, and beautifully illustrated book is the result of his two decades of experience in teaching, and selling drums. Simon discussed the project in this short video.… Read More