Drummer as a career for old dog 32 years old!


I’m 32 years old and practicing drum by 3 to 4 hours a day. But not just as a hobby but thinking as future career. Is it doable to become a great drummer at my age and practice practice practice could help me to reach to that point then I would be able to join cool bands or I’m totally wrong about being a drummer?!
However I’m good at music listening like vast variety of music from Mils Davis to King crimson and so on and I know a bit about Music theory, and not that much far from music stuff.

By the way here is the list of books I arranged to practice for next three years: HAAHA am I crazy?!

Book name Pages Practice time
Stick Control by George L. Stone
Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin
Accents and Rebounds by George L. Stone
Master Studies by Joe Morello
Musician's Guide to Polyrhythms (Vol. 1 & 2) by Peter Magadini
The New Breed by Gary Chester
Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone
realestic drum
double bass drum

Future Sounds by David Garibaldi
Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset by Frank Malabe and Bob Weiner
Drum Concepts and Techniques by Peter Erskine
Modern School for Snare Drum by Morris Goldenberg
The Sound of Brushes by Ed Thigpen
Bass Drum Control by Colin Baile
Patterns (Vol. 1,2,3,4) by Gary Chaffee
Modern Reading Text in 4/4 by Bellson and Breines
Groove Essentials - The Play-Along 1.0

Extreme Interdependence: Drumming Beyond Independence
The Art of Bop Drumming
Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy
Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 2.0
Contemporary Drum set Techniques
Take it to the street
The Level System


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One thread is enough. Keeps the forum from being cluttered, and keeps the discussion in one place.


Ok man,
Previous one had common mistake, didn’t know how to amend the title that's why made it again.
Any ways thx for the note


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Well, yes a career at any age is possible I'd assume. Your goal is admirable. I don;t know what the live music scene in Dubai is. Heck I'm not even sure where Dubia is on the map, but if there is a shortage of drummers/bands of your type I'd say 'yes', go for it!