Originally Posted by Magenta
I have tried with Pink Floyd, I really really have, but everything by them that I've ever heard (ok not all that much, just the Wish You Were Here album and that wretched Another Brick song that you can't avoid no matter how hard you try, and Money) has me reaching for the Off button faster than you can say paradiddle-diddle.
Really, there's little point in banging your head against a brick in the wall ;) Playing songs that resonate with you is absolutely the best way of augmenting dynamics & other feel elements. You have to "get it" yourself before you can even begin to transfer that to the instrument. Your teacher should know that too. It's by far the path of least resistance, as enjoyment is an essential part of achievement.
Good luck with your journey :)