This "method" by Ted Mckenzie made wonders for my hands:
Hopefully I'm posting this in the right section. After a long period of substance abuse, incarceration and downright procrastination after bereavement I have fallen back in love with the drums again.
However, in my new found routine I am trying to structure out my practice time.
Currently I am practicing exercises from pat petrillos excellent book and rudiments to a metrenome.
I pick one exercise / rudiment per day and do 4 x 30 minute sessions, with small rests within each session. I use pats practice pad for this, and also focus on good form / posture with a mirror in front of me.
I plan to repeat this in a cycle for about 6 months.
I also record myself playing to drumless tracks; Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Adele etc for about 2 hours a day, trying to put into practice my new knowledge.
The rest of my time is spent producing or mixing music via bandlab. And sleeping.
I just wonder if anyone can add anything of use that I haven't thought of? I live on a small island and the only drum teacher is my old tutor who played for sting, though I may reach out to him for advice too.
I am not trying to be a professional drummer, but rather get semi decent at playing. I will probably be studying audio engineering/production at uni in the future instead, so being able to play a bit would be useful.