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  1. Best Online Drum Lessons (July 2021 – Updated)

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    Summer is here, and now is the perfect time to start learning the drums! 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… Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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