View Full Version : Lack of Playing
03-21-2007, 05:43 AM
It seems like the only time I've been playing my drums is when I play with my band, which is once a week. I don't do it during the weekdays anymore, and it's worrying me. Maybe it's because I'm too tired from track practice, or I just forget. I dunno, it's bothering me. I've been playing for nearly 5 years and it's happened before, maybe it's just a dip. Any suggestions? Perhaps I've lost inspiration. Any help would be very much appreciated.
03-21-2007, 05:47 AM
dude maybe you should try getting re inspired.. listen to some groovy music.. get yourself a gal(if you dont have one) or maybe go for a walk?
hope this helps..
03-21-2007, 01:19 PM
I've gone through countless "dips" over the years I've been playing. I worried about it early on. However, I've gone through it enough now that it no longer concerns me. I'm confident, now, that I will continue playing and improving.
Interestingly, my playing always seems to improve measurably after the dip. Perhaps the mind and body need the rest to digest the info.
03-21-2007, 04:50 PM
I'm rebounding off my dip in playing... Got myself a new set and I'm building 2 snare drums to boot. That oughta keep me motivated! Though even when I'm not playing my set much I do pick up sticks and just sit on a pad and practice my speed. I'm also guilty of drumming on myself pretty often throughout the day without even reallizing it. Thankfully my fiancee understands that's just part of the package deal. lol
09-12-2007, 05:22 AM
After 13 years on the road playing 5 or 6 nights a week, I didn't play for a few years. I came back better than ever (once I got my chops back). I bought a few basic instructional books and taught myself how to read. And now Drummerworld is a huge resource for learning new things and keeping things fresh. Just change it up.
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