Sound Control

  1. How to get a great sound from your new drum set (2021 – Updated)

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    Buying your first drum set is an exhilarating moment, and the day those boxes arrive at your door is one you’ll never forget. To be truly inspired to play an instrument, it has to sound good, and this is where some beginner drummers need a little help. Your new drums may need to be assembled from the box, including drum head fitting and tuning, or you may have purchased a pre-owned drum set that needs some TLC. Some low maintenance… Read More

  2. Buying drum sets online – The 5 common mistakes to avoid (2021 – Updated)

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    Buying drum sets online has become a necessity for many beginner drummers. With the past year’s events, it has been difficult to visit physical music stores and check out the options. Online stores offer a huge selection and highly competitive pricing, as long as you don’t mind doing a certain amount of research by yourself. Talking to a local drum store specialist can answer many questions, from making the right decisions for your budget to ensuring you have everything you… Read More

  3. Sound Control. Ways to make drum practice quieter (2021 – Updated)

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    We’ve all had to find ways to get creative with our spare time, especially in the last year. Many people are finally getting to spend time on new skills and hobbies, and learning the drums has become a popular pastime for people worldwide. However, with so many people having to work and study from home, the prospect of introducing a drum set into the mix can have its concerns, and it usually comes down to one thing. Noise.  One of… Read More

  4. 5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers

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    You’ve taken a few online drum lessons, or perhaps connected with a local drum teacher in your area. Now you are ready to take the exciting step of buying your very first drum set. We have previously discussed at length the features and benefits of both electronic and acoustic drums, and this updated article highlights five ways that modern electronic drums are transforming the learning experience for beginner drummers. Helpful related articles. Electronic vs Acoustic Drums – Choose what’s right… Read More

  5. Video Blog Episode 6 – Is ear protection important?

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    Whether you are playing acoustic or electronic drums; being mindful of the volume, and taking the appropriate precautions to protect your hearing is highly recommended. Simon shares some insight on what causes hearing damage, the longer term effects, and the importance of paying attention to this factor when learning the drums.   Helpful related articles. How do I make my drums quieter? Sound Control – Practical means of controlling drum set volume. Electronic vs Acoustic drums – choose what’s right… Read More

  6. How do I make my drums quieter?

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    One of the biggest concerns for many aspiring drummers is the unescapable fact that drums are loud! Electronic drums are great but are not for everyone, and unless you have the luxury of a large property or a sound proof room, your drums and cymbals are likely to be heard around the house. Sound proofing is uneconomical and largely ineffective unless you have the big bucks to do it right, and practice pad sets that emit no sound at all… Read More

  7. Are electronic drums any good?

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    Electronic drum sets have really come a long way. Ten years ago, a handful of drum companies had a monopoly on the market due to high development, manufacturing and distribution costs, and it seemed that even starter sets were beyond the budget of most aspiring drummers. When newbie drummers buy their first set, they are generally not looking to spend thousands of dollars. Most want to pitch in at the lower end of the cost spectrum and test the water,… Read More

  8. Overcoming barriers to practice

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    Don’t have time to practice the drums? Not motivated to practice or hitting 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 can be! Learning the drums is a great experience. It’s fun, rewarding and entertaining – all while being challenging and sometimes frustrating. When starting out, most of us envision the day where we play… Read More