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Old 12-26-2017, 01:16 AM
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Default Why arenít you better drummers?

Just kidding. Merry Crimmus to you all, and thank you for making this place such a great learning tool and resource for everyone.
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:41 AM
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As I want to answer the question, I can proudly say that right now, only time is my perceived reason that I'm not a better drummer. My practice has been made efficient, my technique as correct as it ever will be, and all of my work is cut out for me. All I need is some time, or experience, rather, to keep progressing
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:58 AM
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Because that's not possible.
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:15 AM
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Because I dont practice ad much as i should.

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Old 12-26-2017, 03:39 AM
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Default Re: Why arenít you better drummers?

Like some others, this is a hobby for me, and at my age I have fun doing what I do with the drums, and just don't feel like puttin in the time. Merry Crimmus to you as well.
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:43 AM
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It's my lack of respect for authority. Really gets in the way of playing drums unless I'm covering protest songs.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:44 AM
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Priorities, I suppose. I have a day job in public workforce policy which takes a solid forty hours a week (and thankfully not a bit more), a marriage and a dog, a burgeoning side career as an illustrator and occasional author of children's books, and am going to budget at least an hour a day at the gym in the new year. I can do everything that my current gigs require of me, and I have occasional excuses to try new things in the context of those playing situations. I don't have my drums set up all the time and my garage is either inhospitably hot or inhospitably cold six months of the year. I could make faster, more consistent progress in my drumming if I were willing to address and/or compromise any of those things at this moment... but I'm happy with where I'm at.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:46 AM
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Because I don't play enough with other musicians.

More specifically, I don't play enough with better musicians.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:57 AM
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I am a better drummer and I consider humility to be the strongest aspect of my drumming
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:42 PM
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Because I am so good people have nothing to judge me against.
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:52 AM
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Because I'm a self-aggrandising, arrogant, prick.

And you know how much time that takes up.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:58 PM
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I had a labrum tear in early 2014, and then moved to a location where there are no lockouts available. Spent a few years learning finger drumming and taking more formal guitar lessons while healing.

I have no live bands and nobody to jam with, so it's nothing more than neglect via injury and circumstance. If I had a band, I'd be playing more, but I can't get a band until I start playing more.

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Old 12-27-2017, 03:08 PM
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I have never practiced. I just gig, tour & record & am a lot happier for it :)
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:12 AM
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Time, talent, conviction, motivation, priorities, youth - all are seriously lacking, but are offset by a joyous playing environment that I cannot help but take as steady delivery improvement.
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:51 PM
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How do you improve on perfection? (only kidding)

Wanting to be a better drummer is the main reason I keep practicing. I'm lucky to get paid for gigging with good mates. Not many can say that.

I wonder if Buddy Rich ever thought this?
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Look at what I have to work with....
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Because I gave up after I saw a 12 year old on Youtube out play me.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:54 AM
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Better than what?
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:47 PM
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:11 PM
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Better than you are right now. :)
Good answer, because I'm lazy.
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