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.


Understanding sticking concepts for beginner drummers. 5th July 2022.

Why is reading drum music important? 18th May 2022.

How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps with developing good technique. 15th February 2022.

How do I spin a drum stick? This short video will get you started. 15th February 2022.

Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022.

How do I play a smooth drum roll? 10th January 2022.

Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? 13th December 2021.

5 Ways Drum Ambition can help more experienced drummers. 7th December 2021.

Developing your weaker hand. 1st December 2021.

Practice vs Smart Practice, and why "noodling" is essential. 25th November 2021.

Why timekeeping is the Number 1 priority for all drummers. 24th November 2021.

The benefits of learning drum notation - 5 Essential Facts. 6th October 2021.

How do I hold my drum sticks? 1st June 2021.

Are practice pads good for learning drums? 17th May 2021.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 5 - How much should I practice? 18th 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.

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