News and Blog

  1. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (November 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. Practice vs Smart Practice, and why “Noodling” is essential (2021 – Updated)

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    When practicing the drums, do you struggle to balance fun practice and effective task-orientated practice? Ideally, an element of both is a great idea. With 2022 just around the corner, our thoughts can often turn to customary new year’s resolutions. For beginner and hobbyist drummers, that can mean a conscious decision to practice more. Like any musical instrument, practice is the key to improvement and vital to long-term success. Don’t worry or be downhearted if you are not where you… Read More

  3. Why timekeeping is the Number 1 priority for all drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    You’ve most likely heard it before: “the drummer keeps the time.” But have you ever wondered what this actually means and why it is so important? Drummers are a multi-talented bunch. We create the beats that keep the listeners’ feet tapping and the dancers happy. We musically embellish our parts with drum fills and cymbal crashes. We are entertaining and visually fun to watch – all while being the coolest member of the band at the same time. You are… Read More

  4. How do I make my drums quieter? 5 Tips for household harmony (2021 – Updated)

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    With the holidays drawing nearer, the sight of a drum set on the Christmas list can ring alarm bells for many people! One of the biggest concerns for many aspiring drummers (and those sharing space with them) is the inescapable fact that drums are loud! Electronic drums are great but are not everyone’s first choice, and unless you have the luxury of a large property or a soundproof room, your drums and cymbals are likely to be heard around the… Read More

  5. Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers – Now on Kindle (Updated – 2021)

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    We are delighted to announce that our eBook, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers, is now available on Amazon for instant downloads on the Kindle device and the Kindle App. Also, subscribers to any of our three plans will receive a FREE COPY for a limited time. Written by Drum Ambition Founder and Presenter Simon DasGupta, this book results from over two decades of experience, understanding aspiring musicians’ challenges and pain points and helping drummers of all levels achieve… Read More

  6. Best Online Drum Lessons (November 2021 – Updated)

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    With the holidays fast approaching, many people are searching for the best online drum lessons. Whether you are a complete beginner with a drum set on your holiday list or a more experienced hobbyist wanting to revisit some essential fundamentals and improve your technique – Drum Ambition has been created for you! This article will share more about our approach, including free sample lessons and the details of our curriculum. “I feel more confident as a drummer after one month… Read More

  7. Learning drums during Covid-19 (2021 – Updated)

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    Covid-19 has changed the way that many of us approach our leisure time. During the pandemic, which at the time of writing is still ongoing, many people turned to online lessons to learn a new skill, realize a lifelong ambition, or pass the time in a fun and entertaining way. The drums are indeed a fantastic instrument to learn, and there is no doubt that aside from the musical skills learned, there is also an element of stress relief to… Read More

  8. Are electronic drums any good? 5 Pros and Cons (2021 – Updated)

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    With many new drummers learning from home, the demand for electronic drums has skyrocketed. Electric drum sets have come a long way. Ten years ago, a handful of drum companies had a monopoly on the market due to high development, manufacturing, and distribution costs. It seemed that even starter sets were beyond the budget of most aspiring drummers. When newbie drummers buy their first set, they are generally not looking to spend thousands of dollars. Most want to pitch in… Read More

  9. Do Zoom drum lessons work? (2021 – Updated)

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    The pandemic certainly changed a lot of things about daily life. While many of these things seem to be slowly getting back to some degree of normal, there are still plenty of activities that we choose to do from the comfort and safety of our own homes.  Before Covid-19, video drum lessons and online instruction had solved some of the biggest obstacles for students, particularly in terms of cost, availability, and the logistics of attending lessons. Video instruction was already… Read More

  10. The best places to buy drums online (2021 – Updated)

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    With the holidays fast approaching, many people are searching for the best places to buy drums online. If you are interested in purchasing an electronic or acoustic drum set and have been endlessly searching Google in the hope of finding the best place to buy drums, we can help you! It’s essential to tell genuine reviews from the countless affiliate websites that make recommendations in exchange for commissions or high-ranking web pages that want to push their brand. Helpful related… Read More