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  1. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (June 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. Best Online Drum Lessons (June 2021 Updated)

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    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 confident as a drummer after 1 month of Drum Ambition than I did after… Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Four Keys to Drum Set Musicality (2021 – Updated)

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    Is it possible for drummers to sound musical? It’s certainly true that we create beats and set the tempo for others to follow, but there’s a lot more to our craft than meets the eye. To become a musical drummer, you don’t need a degree in music, decades of listening to multiple drummers, or several years of playing experience. There is no secret sauce, just a simple understanding of four key areas. At Drum Ambition, we like to call them… Read More

  6. What is a drum head, and which ones should I use? (2021 – Updated)

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    Having good drum heads on your drum set can make the difference between an average sound and a great sound, regardless of the quality of your drum shells. With so many different sizes, specifications, and brands to choose from, it can be a little confusing for beginner and hobbyist drummers. While the options may seem daunting at first, understanding a few key features will help you make the right choices. We are here to help! Helpful related articles: How do… Read More

  7. How do I tune a drum set? (2021 – Updated)

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    While it is true that assembling a drum set from the box can be done painlessly with the right guidance, tuning your new drums does present a unique and interesting challenge. When you buy a drum set or an individual drum, they rarely come tuned. Now that we spend more time shopping online than visiting physical stores, this is increasingly the case. Searching online to answer “how do I tune a drum set” yields pages of results, which can be… Read More

  8. Is it OK to simplify drum parts? (2021 – Updated)

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    Playing along with your favorite songs on the drums is a lot of fun, especially when approached in the right way.  If you find yourself obsessing about playing a drum part exactly as it was recorded, or struggling because it’s too technical or too fast, then this article will help you. Simplification is a word that often comes up in our videos. You can apply the simplification approach to just about every aspect of your drumming, from beats and fills… Read More

  9. Why do my cymbals sound bad? (2021 – Updated)

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    Are you cringing every time you hit your crash cymbals? Do your hi-hats sound abrasive and clangy? If so, you may find yourself asking this question: Why do my cymbals sound bad? This can be particularly frustrating when they are brand new and part of a recently purchased drum set. While there are various ways to make your acoustic drums sound better, cymbals are very honest in sonic quality. While it makes sense that cheaper cymbals may not sound as… Read More

  10. 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