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After about a thousand hours of basic 4/4 practice am actually now playing things I like! Well - playing might be overstating it, I rarely get through an entire song without losing at least one element at some point (many points!), but it feels like playing to me. Have had a go at some very basic fills too.
Had a good bash at 'Home By The Sea' and 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' this weekend - very good practice for different rhythms (as well as being two of my all-time favourite songs).…Continue
Well, one lesson and lots of practice later and still no visit from the police or envoronmental health officers! Result! Have been to see my direct neighbours and they are ok with it - maybe we'll see how that works out in a month or so.
Think I'm doing well - guy teaching me says have got rhythm and can hold a consistent beat. Says everything else can be learned. Can hold a decent 4/4 on hi-hat, snare and bass. Have now spent (what feels like) hours practicing this, weirdly…Continue
Well, the title says it all. Am learning to play the drums, relatively late in life, so I thought I'd write a blog about it to keep a track to myself as much as anything (if anyone else ever reads it and enjoys it then so much the better).
Might be most boring thing ever - if it turns out that way I will give up forthwith! Given that I'm a bit of a rambler (as in talking, not walking) I will no doubt witter on about life, the universe and everything. Again, if it gets tedious or too…Continue