If you are a beginner drummer, it can be tricky navigating the drum world for the right drums and accessories that best suit your needs. Once you have purchased your first drum set, it then becomes essential to understand more about all the components - how they work, are set up, and how to get the best out of them.

We've been asked just about every question over the years, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering many of them.


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

How the Drum Ambition Curriculum helps you understand drum equipment. 7th January 2022.

How do I get rid of snare buzz? 7th January 2022.

How do I assemble a drum set? 13th December 2021.

How do I make my drums quieter? 5 tips for household harmony. 24th November 2021.

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

The best places to buy drums online. 12th November 2021.

The bass drum pedal - 5 Essential Facts. 5th October 2021.

Drum stick selection - 5 Essential Facts. 5th October 2021.

10 Popular drum set accessories for beginner drummers. 27th September 2021.

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

What is drum hardware? 5 Essential Facts. 27th July 2021.

5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers. 12th July 2021.

5 Ways to Improve your snare drum sound. 8th July 2021.

Cymbals - 5 Essential Facts. 6th July 2021.

The Bass Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 6th July 2021.

The Snare Drum - 5 Essential Facts. 1st July 2021.

Are practice pads good for learning drums? 17th 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.

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

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

What is a click track? 12th April 2021.

Should drum sticks break? 31st 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.

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

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

Which drum sticks should I use? 18th 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.

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

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