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Electronic or acoustic drums?

One of the most common questions I get from students and parents relates to the purchase of drum sets – and specifically, whether they should go for an electronic or acoustic drum set. The worldwide web also seems to agree … Continue reading

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10 bad drumming habits and how to fix them

As you may know, I have launched an online drum lessons platform called Drum Ambition. I regularly write for the Drum Ambition Blog – usually articles tailored towards beginner and hobbyist drummers. One of the most frequently viewed blogs is 10 … Continue reading

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Why do my cymbals sound bad?

I received an email from one of my Drum Ambition subscribers a couple of weeks ago. He was frustrated that his new hi hat cymbals didn’t sound the way he expected. There are many factors that affect the sound of … Continue reading

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New video blog on Drum Ambition

Simon’s online educational platform, Drum Ambition, has launched a new monthly video blog on topics that are relevant to beginner and hobbyist drummers. While the blog is available exclusively to Drum Ambition subscribers, a sneak peek at the September blog … Continue reading

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Useful blog topics for beginner drummers

If you are a beginner drummer and are considering online drum lessons or working with a drum teacher, there are many questions that you may have about starting out. On our sister website Drum Ambition, we have a dedicated online … Continue reading

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Beginner drum lessons online!

Drum Ambition is providing beginner drum lessons to the online community, and is raising the bar in online drum education. Since the launch of the website in January 2016, Drum Ambition has attracted aspiring drummers from all over the world, … Continue reading

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Online Drum Lessons with Drum Ambition – Now LIVE!

Online drum lessons with Drum Ambition is now LIVE, after 14 months of development. Now, you can study with San Diego Drum Lessons Founder Simon DasGupta from wherever you are in the world! Drum Ambition is a brand new interactive … Continue reading

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Drum Ambition online drum lessons – launching this month.

San Diego Drum Lessons Founder Simon DasGupta is delighted to announce that Drum Ambition will be launching in January 2016. Drum Ambition is an online video drum lesson service tailored specifically for beginner drummers, and features hours of structured video … Continue reading

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Simon DasGupta is launching Drum Ambition this September.

San Diego Drum Lessons owner and instructor Simon DasGupta is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of his online drum lessons website; Drum Ambition (TM). Projected to launch in September 2015, Drum Ambition aims to bring Simon’s teaching style and … Continue reading

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What happened to the Rockband Generation?

Simon DasGupta, Founder of San Diego Drum Lessons, discusses the rise and, well, hopefully temporary hiatus of one of the best facilitators to drum lessons in some time… Since it’s introduction in 2007; the billion dollar franchise “Rockband” has inspired … Continue reading

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