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 one thing I've found so far is that I am very motivated to practice drums. I go through phases of trying to improve my piano playing and music reading, which is pretty basic, but apart from learning pieces I like, I can struggle to keep practicing.

But I find playing drums really enjoyable in itself. Maybe because I am learning a lot of things quickly and making decent progress. The learning curve will flatten out after a while.

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@Lemmy hah mb. it's easier to stay motivated when you see measurable changes and all of a sudden can do things you couldn't before, but mb when the curve flattens out you can switch it up to keep things fresh? percussion is a big big world, not to mention within smaller worlds there's so many things to explore, technique, application of technique through learning written things, improvising, etc.

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