If you are taking online beginner drum lessons or are thinking about drumming as a hobby, we have a series of blog articles that can help you. We regularly add new features, and to help identify which ones may be relevant to you, we have compiled this list of the top Drum Ambition blog topics.

The Top 10 Posts.

  1. How long does it take to learn the drums?
  2. Electronic vs Acoustic drums. Choose what's right for you.
  3. 10 Bad drumming habits, and how to fix them.
  4. Are electronic drums any good?
  5. Jargon busting! Understanding drum terminology.
  6. How to get started learning the drums - 5 Tips.
  7. Do Skype lessons work?
  8. How do I assemble a drum set?
  9. Are practice pads good for learning drums?
  10. What is a click track?

Covid-19.

Do Zoom drum lessons work? 1st December 2020.

The best places to buy drums online. 16th November 2020.

How to get started learning the drums - 5 Tips. 21st September 2020.

Online drum lessons for kids during Covid-19 and beyond. 11th August 2020.

Learning drums during Covid-19. 27th May 2020.

The 5 Essential Facts Series.

The benefits of learning drum notation - 5 Essential Facts. 12th February 2021

The bass drum pedal - 5 Essential Facts. 15th December 2020.

Drum stick selection - 5 Essential Facts. 6th October 2020.

How to get started learning the drums - 5 Tips. 21st September 2020.

Toms. What are they, and when are they used? 5 Essential Facts. 25th August 2020.

What is drum hardware? 5 Essential Facts. 10th August 2020.

5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers. 26th March 2020.

5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound. 24th March 2020.

Cymbals - 5 Essential Facts. 20th March 2020.

The Bass Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 16th March 2020.

The Snare Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 10th February 2020.

FAQs answered by video.

Video Blog Episode 12 - How long does it take to learn the drums? 19th March 2019.

Video Blog Episode 11 - How do I drum faster? 28th February 2019.

Video Blog Episode 10 - What is Sticking? 11th February 2019.

Video Blog Episode 9 - What is a click track? 14th January 2019.

Video Blog Episode 8 - Should drum sticks break? 1st January 2019.

Video Blog Episode 7 - Which drum sticks should I use? 16th December 2018.

Video Blog Episode 6 - Is ear protection important? 2nd December 2018.

Video Blog Episode 5 - How much should I practice? 18th November 2018.

Video Blog Episode 4 - How do I tune my drums? 7th November 2018.

Video Blog Episode 3 - Should drumming be painful? 29th October 2018.

Video Blog Episode 2 - Are the drum set rudiments important? 15th October 2018.

Video Blog Episode 1 - Why is reading music notation important? 8th October 2018.

2021 Posts.

The Four Keys to Drum Set Musicality. 10th May 2021.

What is a drum head, and which ones should I use? 23rd April 2021.

How do I tune a drum set? 22nd April 2021.

Is it OK to simplify drum parts? 20th April 2021.

Why do my cymbals sound bad? 19th April 2021.

10 Bad drumming habits, and how to fix them. 14th April 2021.

Why are some drum sets more expensive than others? 13th April 2021.

What are drum fills, and how do I make them more creative? 12th April 2021.

How do I drum faster? Why speed is a byproduct of control. 12th April 2021.

What is a click track? 12th April 2021.

Keeping motivated to practice the drums. 6th April 2021.

One video every beginner drummer should watch. 6th April 2021.

Should playing the drums be painful? 5th April 2021.

Are the Drum Set Rudiments important for beginner drummers? 31st March 2021.

Should drum sticks break? 31st March 2021.

5 Ways beginner drummers develop good timekeeping. 30th March 2021.

A guide to buying your first drum set. 29th March 2021.

How to get a great sound from your new drum set. 29th March 2021.

How long does it take to learn the drums? 29th March 2021.

5 Milestones for beginner and hobbyist drummers. 25th March 2021.

What can I expect in my first drum lesson? 24th March 2021.

Do you need a drum set to learn to play the drums? 23rd March 2021.

Combining online drum lessons with a local teacher. 23rd March 2021.

Buying drum sets online - The five common mistakes to avoid. 22nd March 2021.

Are you considering drum lessons for children? 22nd March 2021.

Which drum sticks should I use? 18th March 2021.

How much should I practice drums? 5 tips for successful development. 17th March 2021.

Sound control - Ways to make drum practice quieter. 17th March 2021.

Electronic vs Acoustic Drums - Choose what's right for you. 17th March 2021.

What is "Sticking" in drumming, and why is this so important? 16th March 2021.

Why is reading drum music important? 16th March 2021.

The benefits of learning drum notation - 5 Essential Facts. 12th February 2021.

Drum Ambition announces three great Membership Plans for 2021. 29th January 2021.

2020 Posts.

The bass drum pedal - 5 Essential Facts. 15th December 2020.

Do Zoom drum lessons work? 1st December 2020.

The best places to buy drums online. 16th November 2020.

Drum stick selection - 5 Essential Facts. 6th October 2020.

How to get started learning the drums - 5 Tips. 21st September 2020.

Module 5 Arriving in September 2020. 25th August 2020.

Toms. What are they, and when are they used? 5 Essential Facts. 12th August 2020.

Online drum lessons for kids during Covid-19 and beyond. 11th August 2020.

What is drum hardware? 5 Essential Facts. 10th August 2020.

Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers - Now on Kindle. 22nd June 2020.

Playing along to songs on drums. 2nd June 2020.

Best online drum lessons. 29th May 2020.

Learning drums during Covid-19. 27th May 2020.

Drum Ambition adds two new modules. 27th April 2020.

5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers. 26th March 2020.

5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound. 24th March 2020.

Cymbals - 5 Essential Facts. 20th March 2020.

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers - Available Now. 18th March 2020.

The Bass Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 16th March 2020.

The Snare Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 10th February 2020.

Looking for a drum teacher? 10 questions that will help with your search. Part 2. 15th January 2020.

2019 Posts.

Looking for a drum teacher? 10 questions that will help with your search. Part 1. 19th November 2019.

The Top 5 drum innovations of the last 20 years. 18th September 2019.

How do I hold my drum sticks? 5th August 2019.

How do I play a smooth drum roll? 18th June 2019.

How do I spin a drum stick? This short video will get you started! 16th May 2019.

Are practice pads good for learning drums? 13th April 2019.

Video Blog Episode 12 - How long does it take to learn the drums? 19th March 2019.

Video Blog Episode 11 - How do I drum faster? 28th February 2019.

Video Blog Episode 10 - What is Sticking? 11th February 2019.

Jargon busting! Understanding drum terminology. 30th January 2019.

Video Blog Episode 9 - What is a click track? 14th January 2019.

Video Blog Episode 8 - Should drum sticks break? 1st January 2019.

2018 Posts.

Video Blog Episode 7 - Which drum sticks should I use? 16th December 2018.

Video Blog Episode 6 - Is ear protection important? 2nd December 2018.

Video Blog Episode 5 - How much should I practice? 18th November 2018.

Video Blog Episode 4 - How do I tune my drums? 7th November 2018.

Video Blog Episode 3 - Should drumming be painful? 29th October 2018.

Video Blog Episode 2 - Are the drum set rudiments important? 15th October 2018.

Video Blog Episode 1 - Why is reading music notation important? 8th October 2018.

Do Skype drum lessons work? 25th September 2018.

The Four Keys to Drum Set Musicality. 27th August 2018. (Updated 10th May 2021).

Do I have time to learn the drums? 17th July 2018.

How do I get rid of snare buzz? 13th June 2018.

Yamaha EAD10 Review. An easier way to record drums and publish videos. 7th May 2018.

What is a drum head, and which ones should I use? 2nd April 2018. (Updated on 23rd April 2021).

So you want to play the drums? 3rd March 2018.

How do I tune a drum set? 6th February 2018. (Updated on 22nd April 2021).

How do I assemble a drum set? 4th January 2018.

2017 Posts.

Is it OK to simplify drum parts? 29th December 2017. (Updated on 20th April 2021).

How do I make my drums quieter? 8th November 2017.

Are electronic drums any good? 6th November 2017.

Why do my cymbals sound bad? 12th September 2017. (Updated on 19th April 2021).

10 bad drumming habits and how to fix them. 20th August 2017. (Updated on 14th April 2021).

Why are some drum sets more expensive than others? 18th August 2017. (Updated on 13th April 2021).

How do I make my drum fills more creative? 10th July 2017. (Updated on 12th April 2021).

How do I drum faster? Why speed is a byproduct of control. 13th June 2017. (Updated on 12th April 2021).

Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? 16th May 2017.

Can Drum Ambition help if you are not a beginner? 29th April 2017.

When is the right time to start playing with other musicians? 31st March 2017.

What is a click track? 22nd March 2017. (Updated on 12th April 2021).

Overcoming barriers to practice. 9th March 2017.

Why timekeeping is the Number 1 priority for all drummers. 6th February 2017.

Practice vs Smart Practice, and why "Noodling" is essential. 2nd January 2017. Continued >

2016 Posts.

Are online drum lessons a good alternative to visiting a drum teacher? 24th October 2016.

How to assemble a drum set from the box - A video guide. 28th September 2016.

What makes Drum Ambition different? 19th September 2016.

One video every beginner drummer should watch. 29th August 2016. (Updated on 6th April 2021).

10 facts I learned about drums from music retail. 22nd August 2016.

Video interview with Rich Redmond, Drummer for Jason Aldean. 15th August 2016.

Developing your weaker hand. 26th July 2016.

Drum Clinics, Masterclasses, and Drum Camps explained. 13th July 2016.

Should playing the drums be painful? 15th June 2016. (Updated on 5th April 2021).

Are the Drum Set Rudiments important for beginner drummers? 8th June 2016. (Updated on 31st March 2021).

Popular drum set accessories for beginner drummers. 1st June 2016.

Should drum sticks break? 23rd May 2016. (Updated on 31st March 2021).

Specialist drum stores - Enhancing the drum community. 11th May 2016.

5 Tips to developing good timekeeping. 9th May 2016. (Updated on 30th March 2021).

A guide to buying your first drum set. 2nd May 2016. (Updated on 29th March 2021).

How to get a great sound from your new drum set. 25th April 2016. (Updated on 29th March 2021).

Blood on the snare drum - The Whiplash myth. 11th April 2016. (Updated on 6th April 2021).

Keeping motivated to practice the drums. 4th April 2016. (Updated on 6th April 2021).

How long does it take to learn the drums? 28th March 2016. (Updated on 29th March 2021).

5 milestones for beginner and hobbyist drummers. 21st March 2016. (Updated on 25th March 2021).

What can I expect in my first drum lesson? 14th March 2016. (Updated on 24th March 2021).

Do you need a drum set to learn to play? 7th March 2016. (Updated on 23rd March 2021).

Combining online drum lessons with a local Drum Teacher. 29th February 2016. (Updated on 23rd March 2021).

Buying drum sets online - The five common mistakes to avoid. 22nd February 2016. (Updated on 22nd March 2021).

Are you considering drum lessons for children? 16th February 2016. (Updated on 22nd March 2021).

Which drum sticks should I use? 10th February 2016. (Updated on 18th March 2021).

How much should I practice? 5 tips to successful development. 3rd February 2016. (Updated on 17th March 2021).

Sound Control - Practical means of controlling drum set volume. 31st January 2016. (Updated on 17th March 2021).

Electronic vs Acoustic drums - choose what's right for you. 31st January 2016. (Updated on 17th March 2021).

What is "sticking" and why is it so important? 31st January 2016. (Updated on 16th March 2021).

Why is reading music important? 31st January 2016. (Updated on 16th March 2021).

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