An essential fundamental of learning the drums is understanding the importance of the drum set rudiments and where they fit into day-to-day drumming. A handful of essential drum set rudiments can transform your playing, making you a much more controlled and musical drummer.

We receive many questions on this topic, and these frequently updated articles can help you understand how the drum set rudiments can be applied in music.


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How the Drum Ambition Curriculum can help you understand essential rudiments. 10th January 2022.

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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.

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.

Are the Drum Set Rudiments important for beginner drummers? 31st March 2021.

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

Video Blog Episode 2 - Are the drum set rudiments important? 15th October 2018.

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