As a beginner drummer starting this great adventure, you will have many questions on the basics of drumming. How do I hold my drum sticks? How should I play the bass drum pedal? Am I sitting correctly behind the drum set? Is my drum set positioned correctly?

It's always a great idea to regularly review fundamentals to develop effective techniques and good playing habits. We put this video together to help you with four areas that we are commonly asked about. These are grip, bass drum technique, posture, and positioning of the drum set.

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We'll show you a practical grip to start your drumming journey (00:29) and two popular beginner bass drum techniques (09:29). We also answer some very common questions on your drum set positioning and a recommended posture for playing safely and efficiently (16:07).


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About Drum Ambition.

In this video, you'll get to meet our Founder and Presenter, Simon DasGupta - your personal guide and drum teacher in waiting. He created Drum Ambition based on his 20 years of teaching experience and background as a professional drummer. Our 5 Modules include 100 videos on everything you need to get started and grow. Our curriculum has been developed specifically for beginner drummers and hobbyists with some existing experience who want to get better. We take a thoughtful, step-by-step approach and are here to support you every step of the way. Check out our free lessons to see if our approach is a good fit for you.

How long does the course take?

Basic drum beats can be learned very quickly and are a lot of fun! In our first free lesson, you'll see that it's all about taking it slow and steady and then building carefully upon the all-important foundation. If you would like to dive deeper and start on the road to becoming a confident musical drummer, this article can help you establish a realistic time frame.

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