My long term goal is to play better on recordings. I already play on recordings, but I'd like to be good enough so that I'm not only used when nobody else can do it!
Okay ChampionRabbit, I had spent far too long down the rabbit hole you're in. The above post is the only truth. Don't subscribe to nothin. Don't join a community and stare at each other's half-assed videos. Get a f-ing teacher, period, the end. Get off the web and practice the living hell out of what your teacher says to practice. Skype lessons work! You've got to work out that the reason you suck is you have a teacher, yourself, who sucks! We all suck! Until we get a teacher. You need a teacher to look right at your playing hands and say "Fix THIS."Get private lessons with a competent player-- via skype/zoom/facetime right now, obviously. The online products that don't involve live interaction with a person are a waste of time and money. Some small percentage of drumming videos on youtube are OK, but figuring out what applies *to you*, *right now* is difficult-- that's what lessons are for, and it can't be duplicated by any other product.
Musicians spend way to long looking at other musicians on YTube showing off lightning fast "chops" etc when what the paying audience really need is a solid groove.
I bet a trunk full of monkees that U R not a bad drummer. Can u hold a steady groove?, eights on the hats etc, and a solid bass drum. No need for doubles etc.....dont over think this....if ur solid even without the frilly bits you a good drummer in my book.