Nope, not a lot compared to a bunch of guys I know. . . I've been playing for a minimum of 1 - 2 hours pretty much every day for over a decade! I believe it was Weckl who said that at one point he was practicing as much as 8 hours a day.It's kind of embarrassing but I play an hour a day on average lol. Just wondering if that's a lot compared to others.
Well an hour to two hours is all my hands can take at once lol. They get all red and if I go over two hours I get some nasty blistersNope, not a lot compared to a bunch of guys I know. . . I've been playing for a minimum of 1 - 2 hours pretty much every day for over a decade! I believe it was Weckl who said that at one point he was practicing as much as 8 hours a day.
Now that would be pretty sweet.
Don't feel like a failure...but at the same time, realize that you CAN put in more time if it's really important to you. You live in an apartment...so do I, but I spend hours working with pads. There are also SoundOff pads, etc, that can mute drums. Most people watch some TV, or go see movies, or just hang out with friends, etc, a few times a week. All of that is fine, of course, but if you really want to, most people (except for maybe new parents and people who work two full time jobs, or situations like that) have at least an hour of downtime in their day, that they choose to fill with those other things. Instead, if you discipline yourself to spend it drumming, you will see great results.Well you guys all make me feel like a bitter failure.
I don't know anyone to play with anymore, and I live in an apartment complex, so playing much of anything is really difficult. And I work full time.
I WISH I could do an hour a day.
I had some days in high school (tuesdays and thursdays fall semester) where I would put in an hour in wind ensemble, jazz band, and marching band, then another 2 hours in marching band, and then go home and play another hour or so. It was very tiring.An hour a day is honestly nothing...most high school musicians spend like 50 minutes a day in orchestra or concert band, then two and a half or three hours in marching band, and maybe an extra hour in jazz band, and if they have their own band, two or three hours a week there.
When I was in high school, I had a practice schedule that was roughly 8 hours a day M-S, then 4 or 6 on Sunday. I would take days off, of course. It was rare.
An average band that plays out (by themselves, not in multi-band shows) is going to play three or four hours of music, and needs to be able to do it without getting tired and losing steam, so you have to have chops built up from hours of practice to do that.