One of the most exhilarating highlights of learning the drums is the moment you play along to your first song. The good news is that you can achieve this quite quickly by learning some basic drum beats and accompanying drum fills. From there, it's all about growing musically and building proficiency.

We have written extensively about playing along with songs, and the following collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions.


How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you to play along with songs. 11th February 2022.

When is the right time to start playing with other musicians? 11th February 2022.

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

How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you to play along with songs. 4th January 2022.

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

Are electronic drums any good? 5 Pros and Cons. 23rd November 2021.

Toms. What are they, and when are they used? 5 Essential Facts. 27th September 2021.

Playing along to songs on drums. 19th July 2021.

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

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

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

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