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  1. 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

  2. Best Online Drum Lessons

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    If you are searching for the best online drum lessons for beginners, we would very much like to show you some free drum lesson videos to see if we might be a good fit for you. New drummers in over 40 countries trust Drum Ambition to help them get started, and take the next steps. We think we can help you too. Drum Ambition consists of 5 Modules, featuring 100 videos, thoughtfully structured for beginner drummers. Our short videos (usually… Read More

  3. How do I hold my drum sticks?

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    Why is it important to hold our drum sticks in a certain way? Simply put, we need to develop full control of our playing if our goal is to play the drums competently, and how we hold our sticks is a big part of that. But most importantly, you will have a lot more fun with this instrument when you spend time on this, because control is the key to musicality, dynamics (how hard, or soft we play), speed and… Read More

  4. Video Blog Episode 11 – How do I drum faster?

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    We all want to play fast beats and fills, and play along to uptempo songs, but the reality is that speed is just a byproduct of control. In order to build speed, we have to practice slowly and more precisely, with gradual, incremental advances as and when we feel completely comfortable. In this video blog, Simon discusses the hobbyist drummer’s obsession with speed, and why it is essential to manage your expectations, and build a strong foundation.   Helpful related… Read More

  5. Video Blog Episode 3 – Should drumming be painful?

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    Most drumming related aches and pains are a result of bad technique. The good news is that attention to grip, posture, bass drum technique and drum set ergonomics can help you stay healthy! In conjunction with this video blog, we strongly recommend that you watch this video, which covers all of the above areas of development in detail.   Helpful related articles. Should drumming be painful? Blood on the snare drum – The Whiplash myth. 10 bad drumming habits and… Read More

  6. 10 bad drumming habits and how to fix them

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    When we are learning a new skill or hobby, we don’t intentionally set out to take short cuts, or develop bad habits. They are simply, and quite innocently, a byproduct of not knowing any better. The slippery slope begins when those habits become ingrained into your day to day drumming, thus becoming difficult and time consuming to correct. There’s certainly nothing wrong with learning by making mistakes, and you’ll experience that regularly in drumming, as in life. To help you… Read More