Yes, how fun?! That would be great. I'll add finding a local teacher to maybe give you some groundwork. The vids are awesome too as GruntersDad mentioned.Do your kids play instruments? Just being able to jam with your kids or grandkids is precious, even if you are just beginning on drums.
YES. This is good advice. After a few lessons and some playing along with music, if you find that you don't enjoy playing the drums, sell the drums ASAP and buy something you will enjoy. Why do I say this? Because now you are under the gun. Your kids will expect you to play for them. The key is, make sure you enjoy playing.1. Take a couple of lesson on how to hold the sticks and some beginning exercises. Two or three should get you started and will make such a huge difference in the long run. I'm 60 and I spent my first few drumming years using/learning traditional grip (don't do that) and wasted a lot of time that I really didn't have. Went back to match and worked with a teaching friend and have made tremendous strides over the last couple of months.
You "have no musical talent whatsoever" and you want to play drums.I'm going to be 69 next month and tried learning guitar but my fingers and hand are small and not as flexible as they use to be, so my kids wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas so I told them the Alesis Nito Mesh kit. Now what do I do?
I like that, it reminds me of the old African proverb that says, "if you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing."Do you love playing drums? I'll never forget the words of Joseph Shabalala who formed the African musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo who appeared with Paul Simon on the Graceland album. "To be a member of this group you don't need to know how to sing. You just need to love to sing."
So the question is, what’s the hardest thing to master on drums?I like that, it reminds me of the old African proverb that says, "if you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing."
So, to the OP I would say, don't worry about having little talent now, because if you can clap, you can play drums.
Just keep it mind that, while drums may be the easiest instrument to hack away on, it's the hardest one to master.