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  1. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (April 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. 10 bad drumming habits and how to fix them (2021 – Updated)

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    When we learn a new skill, we don’t intentionally set out to take shortcuts or develop bad habits. They are quite innocently a result of not knowing any better. The slippery slope begins when those habits become ingrained into your day-to-day drumming, thus becoming difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming to correct. There’s certainly nothing wrong with learning by making mistakes, and you’ll experience this regularly in drumming. To set you on the right track, we have compiled a list of 10… Read More

  3. Why are some drum sets more expensive than others? (2021 – Updated)

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    Shopping online for drums can be a minefield for first-time buyers. The gulf in pricing for what looks like similar products can be confusing for newbie drum shoppers, but understanding the fundamental differences in the quality of drum shells and aesthetics will make the experience more understandable.  We are here to help! If you are ready to buy drums, our guides on buying your first set, choosing between electric and acoustic drums, and common mistakes to avoid when purchasing drum… Read More

  4. What are drum fills, and how do I make them more creative? (2021 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer or interested in learning the drums, you will come across the terms “beats” and “fills” all of the time. A drumbeat is a generic term for the rhythmic pattern being played in a song, and this is a fairly straightforward concept to grasp. But what on earth is a drum fill, where are they used, and how do beginner drummers (and more experienced drummers, for that matter) develop them into a tasteful and musical… Read More

  5. How do I drum faster? Why speed is a byproduct of control (2021 – Updated)

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    When engaged in a new hobby, it’s natural that we want to progress as quickly as possible. For many beginner drummers, that means wanting to play beats faster. We all look forward to that moment when we can rock out at higher speeds to our favorite songs. There is definitely something exhilarating and hugely satisfying about drumming at faster tempos. Still, our obsession for speed can often lead to inadvertent neglect of the foundation that helps build control. There is… Read More

  6. What is a click track? (2021 – Updated)

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    Whether you are learning drums, studying music production, a hobbyist songwriter, or a beatmaker, you’ll often hear references to a click track. What exactly is a click track, how is it produced, where is it used, and what are the benefits? When taking beginner drum lessons, you will hear many weird and wonderful terms used to describe techniques, musicality, tools, and equipment. A click track is one such example. We have produced an accessible and comprehensive glossary of terms to… Read More

  7. Keeping motivated to practice the drums (2021 – Updated)

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    The early days of drumming are very conducive to quick progress, and you’ll find yourself having fun and making great strides after a few weeks of regular video lessons and home practice. As with any new endeavor, it’s natural to meet some challenges along the way that can temporarily slow you down. We all go through these moments, and with the right guidance and motivation, we come out the other side stronger. So when staying motivated seems difficult, here are… Read More

  8. One video every beginner drummer should watch (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer starting this great adventure, you will have many questions on the basics of drumming. How do I hold my drum sticks? How should I play the bass drum pedal? Am I sitting correctly behind the drum set? Is my drum set positioned correctly? It’s always a great idea to regularly review fundamentals to develop effective techniques and good playing habits. We put this video together to help you with four areas that we are commonly asked… Read More

  9. Should playing the drums be painful? (2021 – Updated)

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    Are you experiencing discomfort or pain when playing the drums? It’s not uncommon for beginner drummers to experience this, but there’s no need to worry! We can address these minor aches and pains before they become more frequent groans. It’s normally just a case of understanding the importance of good posture, good technique, and an ergonomic drum set-up. Drumming should be fun, and staying fit and healthy is key to that goal. We are here to help! One of the… Read More

  10. Are the Drum Set Rudiments important for beginner drummers? (2021 – Updated)

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    The drum set rudiments are 26 sticking patterns that give us a comprehensive range of musical options on the drum set. Practicing them individually can help build good technique, and understanding how and when to use them can take your drumming to the next level. With that said – how important are they for beginner drummers at the start of their journey? Given as your early days as a drummer will involve practicing drum beats, drum fills, and working on… Read More