Sound Control

  1. Overcoming barriers to practicing drums (2021 – Updated)

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    We all know that practicing is the key to success on any musical instrument, and the drums are certainly no different. However, some natural barriers can make committing to a regular practice routine quite challenging. Perhaps you don’t have time to practice, are not motivated, or have hit 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… Read More

  2. How do I make my drums quieter? 5 Tips for household harmony (2021 – Updated)

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    With the holidays drawing nearer, the sight of a drum set on the Christmas list can ring alarm bells for many people! One of the biggest concerns for many aspiring drummers (and those sharing space with them) is the inescapable fact that drums are loud! Electronic drums are great but are not everyone’s first choice, and unless you have the luxury of a large property or a soundproof room, your drums and cymbals are likely to be heard around the… Read More

  3. Are electronic drums any good? 5 Pros and Cons (2021 – Updated)

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    With many new drummers learning from home, the demand for electronic drums has skyrocketed. Electric drum sets have 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. 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… Read More

  4. 5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    There has never been a better time to buy an electronic drum set with so many great options available. More manufacturers are rising to the challenge of producing cost-effective, feature-rich electronic drum sets for hobbyists and beginner drummers who may not want to spend the earth to get started. We have previously discussed the features and benefits of electronic and acoustic drums at length, and this updated article highlights five ways that modern electronic drums are transforming the learning experience… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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