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  1. Jargon busting! Understanding drum terminology (2022 – Updated)

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    There is no doubt that the world of drums, percussion, and music, in general, is filled with many weird and wonderful words. It can be daunting but don’t worry. Our free glossary is here to help! A drum head is the new accepted term for what we once called a drum skin. You tighten your drum heads by adjusting the tension bolts, and you fit the head onto the bearing edge of your drum shell. That one paragraph alone has… Read More

  2. Learn how to play drums online by avoiding these 5 hurdles (2022 – Updated)

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    Throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, more and more people have found joy in learning how to play the drums online. As you might imagine, we answered many questions ranging from how long it takes to recommendations on sound control to keep the neighbors happy!  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?… Read More

  3. What makes Drum Ambition different? (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are looking for online drum lessons for beginners, or you are a drummer with more experience that wants to get better, we invite you to experience the Drum Ambition difference. While we hope that our free content will give you a good insight into the quality of our online drum lessons, this article is about what really makes us different – our values, unique approach, and passion to help you succeed, have fun, and achieve your goals. We… Read More

  4. Are online drum lessons a good alternative to visiting a teacher? (2022 – Updated)

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    Many people turned to online drum lessons during Covid-19. Brand new drummers and experienced drummers alike started to find out for themselves that online drum lessons are fun and effective, despite the availability of these services being around for years before the pandemic turned everyday life upside down. At Drum Ambition, we champion the role that local teachers play within the drumming community. However, even before the pandemic, not everyone had the opportunity to work one-to-one with a drum teacher.… Read More

  5. How do I play a smooth drum roll? (2022 – Updated)

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    Playing a smooth drum roll takes a lot of practice. While most people expect drummers to produce a smooth drum roll on-demand, it is one of the hardest things to do well on the snare drum. So, if you are a beginner drummer or even a drummer with more experience that has not yet mastered this technique – don’t worry; you are not alone. The reality is that developing a smooth drum roll is the culmination of several finely tuned… Read More

  6. How do I get rid of snare buzz? (2022 – Updated)

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    Snare buzz can be a cause of frustration for many drummers. But what is this weird rattling and vibration we hear from the snare drum? How is it caused, and how do we minimize or eliminate it?  The drum set is indeed an interesting sonic instrument, from the low boom of the bass drum and floor toms to the abrupt attack of the snare drum, and the high frequencies of the cymbals. For such a barrage of sound events, all… Read More

  7. Getting Support When You Need It (2022 – Updated)

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    When learning the drums with Drum Ambition, you are not alone. We offer all subscribers full support. All plans come with live chat and email support, and our Pro Plan comes with a monthly video chat with Simon, our Founder, and Presenter. This collection of popular articles answers many frequently asked questions on how Drum Ambition supports the drumming community. Articles. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022. How Drum Ambition offers support and guidance. 13th January 2022. What… Read More

  8. Developing Good Technique on Drums (2022 – Updated)

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    Developing good drum set technique is critical to becoming a competent, musical drummer. Whether you are focusing on your grip, bass drum technique, rudimental studies, sticking, or any other area that comes under the banner of technique – this section is for you! We have written extensively about all of the essential techniques that beginner and hobbyist drummers will focus on, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering many frequently asked questions. Articles. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum… Read More

  9. Understanding Drum Equipment (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer, it can be tricky navigating the drum world for the right drums and accessories that best suit your needs. Once you have purchased your first drum set, it then becomes essential to understand more about all the components – how they work, are set up, and how to get the best out of them. We’ve been asked just about every question over the years, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering… Read More

  10. Practicing and Setting Goals (2022 – Updated)

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    Understanding the importance of practice and what to practice are essential considerations for beginner and hobbyist drummers. Developing practice plans, establishing good routines, and setting goals are crucial aspects of learning the drums, and it can be challenging to know where to start. Don’t worry – we are here to help! We point aspiring drummers worldwide in the right direction when it comes to this topic, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked… Read More