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  1. 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. 2018 POSTS. How do I get rid of snare buzz? 13th June, 2018. Video Blog Episode 1 – How important is learning to read music… Read More

  2. How do I get rid of snare buzz?

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    The drum set is indeed an interesting sonic instrument; from the low boom of the bass drum and floor toms, the abrupt attack of the snare drum, to the high frequencies of the cymbals. For such a barrage of sound events, all of the components of a drum set play very well together, like the perfect musical percussive family. There is, however, one small feature of the snare drum that has caused drummers, band mates and sound engineers everywhere a… Read More

  3. Video Blog Episode 1 – How important is learning to read music notation?

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    How important is learning to read music notation for beginner drummers? It’s a question that we get asked a lot, so we decided to do a quick Vlog on why we consider this such a big part of the learning experience. Simon talks about his own experience as a self taught drummer, and how learning to read music notation changed his drumming for the better.   Helpful related articles: Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums?… Read More

  4. Yamaha EAD10 Review – An easier way to record drums and publish videos

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    Recently, more and more Drum Ambition subscribers have been reaching out for recommendations on how to record their acoustic drums. Their goal might be to record drum practice sessions or a band rehearsal, do a drum cover of a popular song, or have a simple way to upload video to social media platforms that features good quality sound. The problem is, drums are a hard instrument to record. From the deep lows of the bass drum and lower toms to… Read More

  5. What is a drum head, and which ones should I use?

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    The wonderful world of drumming is rich with amazing names and descriptors; from the triple flanged hoops on your fusion toms, to the Moongel on your snare drum head. Fortunately, Drum Ambition subscribers have access to a full glossary, made up of our Founder’s 20 years of experience in drums and percussion, including a long period of time managing a retail drum store. Drum heads can be a source of confusion for the beginner and hobbyist drummer, but don’t worry… Read More

  6. New Online Store makes gifting Drum Ambition easy!

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    Do you know someone who could benefit from online drum lessons? Perhaps they need a little inspiration to get started or help to take their drumming to the next level? Perhaps they do not have access to a local drum teacher, and want more structure then the minefield of online video search? We have recently launched our online store, making it easy for you to gift a great value Drum Ambition subscription to friends or family. Simply choose from one… Read More

  7. So you want to play the drums?

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    Are you one of the many people who love music, and find yourself irresistibly drawn to the beat? Have you ever thought about playing the drums, creating the rhythm, and driving a band of your own? Or do you need a fun hobby that inspires, challenges, and reduces the blood pressure after a stressful day? Whether your goal is to give something new a try, fulfill a long term goal, or total world domination, your drumming adventure starts here. If you… Read More

  8. How do I tune a drum set?

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    One of the most common questions I receive from beginner drummers is “how do you tune drums?” If you search online for the answer there are literally thousands of results to shift through, and it can be quite intimidating. Indeed, there have been books written on this subject, as well as multiple videos and DVDs. It is the source of much frustration for drummers of all levels, and we are here to help! The reality is that tuning a drum… Read More

  9. How do I assemble a drum set?

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    You’ve done the research, purchased the drum set, and rushed home ready for some serious fun. 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 have made this 15 minute video on the essentials of assembling a drum kit straight from the box. In fact, since we published this video on YouTube about a year ago, we’ve racked up… Read More

  10. Is it OK to simplify drum parts?

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    Do you obsess about playing a drum part exactly as it was recorded? Are you struggling to play a drum part because it’s too technical or too fast?  If the answer to either of these questions is “yes”, then you might want to spend five minutes reading this article. Simplification is a word that comes up in my drum studio every day without exception. You can apply the simplification approach to just about every aspect of your drumming, from beats… Read More