Reading Music

  1. Why is reading drum music important? (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are new to learning the drums and looking at our free drum lessons, you may be wondering why reading music notation is important. Learning to read drum music is often an intimidating thought for many beginner drummers. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you might think, and the vast benefits are well worth the extra effort. Helpful related articles: The benefits of learning drum notation – 5 Essential Facts. Do I need to learn… Read More

  2. 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. Why is reading drum… Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Why timekeeping is the Number 1 priority for all drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    You’ve most likely heard it before: “the drummer keeps the time.” But have you ever wondered what this actually means and why it is so important? Drummers are a multi-talented bunch. We create the beats that keep the listeners’ feet tapping and the dancers happy. We musically embellish our parts with drum fills and cymbal crashes. We are entertaining and visually fun to watch – all while being the coolest member of the band at the same time. You are… Read More

  6. The benefits of learning drum notation – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Is learning to read music notation important for beginner and hobbyist drummers? This is a hotly debated topic. While many drummers see the advantages, plenty of self-taught drummers learned to play by feel, listening, and good old-fashioned trial and error. While this is certainly possible, there are a few compelling reasons why learning to read music will help you on your journey to becoming a competent, controlled, and musical drummer. Before we dive deeper, there is also a video blog… Read More

  7. 5 ways beginner drummers develop good timekeeping (2021 – Updated)

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    When you are learning the drums, it seems as if there are so many things to focus on. From developing coordination, counting skills, sight-reading, and essential technique, to formulating practice plans – it can be hard to know where to start. The most important thing of all is having fun and enjoying the experience. You’ll soon find that many of these things naturally fall into place with the right guidance. Timekeeping is a top priority, and as drummers, this is… Read More