Music Notation

  1. Understanding Music Notation (2022 – Updated)

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    Why is understanding music notation important for drummers? If you are a beginner or hobbyist drummer looking for resources to help you understand the benefits of learning to read drum notation, then look no further.  This collection of popular articles is updated regularly and answers many frequently asked questions. Articles. Understanding sticking concepts for beginner drummers. 5th July 2022. Why is reading drum music important? 18th May 2022. How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you learn music notation. 24th January… Read More

  2. Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums? (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer, learning to read music notation will make the learning experience easier. For drummers with more experience who do not currently read music, it will open up a new world of information, understanding, and techniques. Is it worth learning to read music to play the drums? Will reading music notation make me a better drummer? Is it hard to learn to read music, and what are the benefits? This brief article should be a helpful reference for… Read More

  3. The benefits of learning drum notation – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Is learning to read music notation important for beginner and hobbyist drummers? This is a hotly debated topic. While many drummers see the advantages, plenty of self-taught drummers learned to play by feel, listening, and good old-fashioned trial and error. While this is certainly possible, there are a few compelling reasons why learning to read music will help you on your journey to becoming a competent, controlled, and musical drummer. Before we dive deeper, there is also a video blog… Read More

  4. How do I drum faster? Why speed is a byproduct of control (2021 – Updated)

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    When engaged in a new hobby, it’s natural that we want to progress as quickly as possible. For many beginner drummers, that means wanting to play beats faster. We all look forward to that moment when we can rock out at higher speeds to our favorite songs. There is definitely something exhilarating and hugely satisfying about drumming at faster tempos. Still, our obsession for speed can often lead to inadvertent neglect of the foundation that helps build control. There is… Read More

  5. Drum Ambition adds two new modules

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    We are excited to announce that Drum Ambition is expanding its online drum lesson curriculum. Following on from the success of Module 1, which has seen Drum Ambition memberships expand to over 20 countries worldwide, we are launching two brand new modules. The first of these, Module 2, goes Live at the end of April 2020, with Module 3 following in mid-May. Fun, structure and setting attainable goals. Combined, these new modules will provide over 150 new beats, and 130… Read More

  6. Video Blog Episode 1 – Why is reading music notation important?

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    Understanding basic music notation will make your learning experience much more productive, and set you up for longer term success. Drum Ambition has been designed for both students that want to learn music notation, and equally for those who do not. With that said, Simon is a huge advocate for learning basic music theory, because in his opinion, it makes the experience better, quicker, and more comprehensive. It is highly recommended that you watch all 10 Music Notation videos in… Read More