I started learning how to play recently. I'm really loving it, I wish I had started years ago.

As a beginner I would be very interested to hear about others' drumming journeys.

@Lemmy i went and did a doctorate in percussion,........ but that didn't get me very far jobwise so i'm back in school for cs lol, funnily enough i don't really play all that much anymore...

actually, i kinda less chose percussion and kinda fell backwards into it, i took piano lessons as a kid and in elementary school wanted to play clarinet but they ran out and the teacher knew i played piano and thoughts mallet instruments were close enough so stuck me in the percussion sections and then in many many years i didn't even bother thinking of switching out, i still have an affinity towards mallets instruments but i like hand drums too

@mrufrufin @Lemmy I tried learning drums during lockdown but didn't really get on with it. Didn't get too far with it but now learning konnakol which I absolutely love.

@yaxu @mrufrufin wow, wasn't aware of konnakol, sounds really interesting. I will explore that in more depth.

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@yaxu @mrufrufin Some of the sounds in the first video remind me a lot of the rhythmic / percussive vocal sounds Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan makes in his music.

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@yaxu @mrufrufin which reminds me, a member of my family listens to a lot of qawwali music and was inspired to buy a harmonium recently. It is a beautiful sound to hear drifting between rooms.

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