News and Blog

  1. Learning Beats and Fills (2022 – Updated)

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    Learning different drum beats and understanding how to develop creative drum fills is an essential part of learning to play the drums and developing your skills. We have a collection of popular articles on this subject that are updated regularly and answer many frequently asked questions. Articles. How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you learn drum beats and drum fills. 4th January 2022. Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? 13th December 2021. 5 Ways Drum Ambition… Read More

  2. Playing Along with Songs (2022 – Updated)

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    One of the most exhilarating highlights of learning the drums is the moment you play along to your first song. The good news is that you can achieve this quite quickly by learning some basic drum beats and accompanying drum fills. From there, it’s all about growing musically and building proficiency. We have written extensively about playing along with songs, and the following collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions. Articles. How the Drum… Read More

  3. The Top Drum Ambition Blog Topics (January 2022 – 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

  4. Understanding Music Notation (2022 – Updated)

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    Why is understanding music notation important for drummers? If you are a beginner or hobbyist drummer looking for resources to help you understand the benefits of learning to read drum notation, then look no further.  This collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions. Articles. How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you learn music notation. 4th January 2022. Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? 13th December 2021. 5 Ways Drum… Read More

  5. How do I assemble a drum set? (2021 – Updated)

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    Assembling a drum set for the first time can be tricky, but we have created a 15-minute video to help you do it quickly and thoroughly. You’ve done the research, purchased the drum set, and now you are ready to start drumming. That is until 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 our specially produced video shows… Read More

  6. Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer, learning to read music notation will make the learning experience easier. For drummers with more experience who do not currently read music, it will open up a new world of information, understanding, and techniques. Is it worth learning to read music to play the drums? Will reading music notation make me a better drummer? Is it hard to learn to read music, and what are the benefits? This brief article should be a helpful reference for… Read More

  7. 5 Ways Drum Ambition can help more experienced drummers

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    Drum Ambition has been designed from the ground up for beginner drummers to walk them seamlessly through the early days of drumming. But did you know that we also routinely help drummers with more experience? Are you an intermediate-level drummer or a more experienced hobbyist looking for online drum lessons? Perhaps you are one of the many self-taught drummers who never took formal instruction, or maybe you have already dabbled with a few drum lessons. If you are interested in… Read More

  8. Overcoming barriers to practicing drums (2021 – Updated)

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    We all know that practicing is the key to success on any musical instrument, and the drums are certainly no different. However, some natural barriers can make committing to a regular practice routine quite challenging. Perhaps you don’t have time to practice, are not motivated, or have hit other natural plateaus? Don’t worry. You are not alone, and these are all common scenarios. Drum Ambition is here to help you rise above them and become the drummer we know you… Read More

  9. Developing your weaker hand (2021 – Updated)

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    Is it realistic to expect both hands to feel equally balanced when learning the drums? We all have a dominant hand. It’s the way we’re wired, and there’s not much we can do about it. Or is there? This article is intended to be useful for left-handed drummers wondering whether to reverse their setup and any drummer interested in developing their weaker hand. Sitting behind a drum set for the first time, we soon learn that coordination is quite challenging.… Read More

  10. 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