Apparently it wasn't metal enough.
Apparently it wasn't metal enough.
Though I have been able to incorporate my real drums into RB watching the drum note highway, (getting much better at it,) I can't seem to do the open/ close, hi hat exercise in my lesson plan using my real drum charts this week. I have a drum lesson tonight and I don't want to tell my instructor that I can't do it yet. Grrrr... I've contemplated quitting my lessons just so I don't have to face him. That would be such a failure on my part...I'm usually not a quitter, but seriously RB is so much easier :P
why? a good teacher isn't going to lambaste you for not being able to complete your lesson. a good teacher will help you figure out whatever it is that's giving you problems so you can get better and learn.
quitting would be stupid. when i was a kid i took drum lessons for a year and then quit for stupid reasons. big mistake. don't do something you'll regret. the only reason to quit is because you just don't enjoy playing drums.
He is very good, and won't make me feel bad. I'ts just me. I feel like I should be able to get it. If he just plays it, shows me, I can totally do it. It's reading the chart, and playing it from the chart thats throwing me. Even though I can read music and count, drum charts are all new and awkward for me. So no lessons, no pressure. Simple.
I love playing drums and I love playing RB drums, but I love practicing RB drums, way more than practicing real drums and reading the charts. What does that tell ya? lol.
there was a thread in here a while ago by a guy who used RB color coding on drum sheet music to make it easier to read for drummers moving over from RB that seemed to work pretty well for bridging that gap. i don't have the link, but you could search/google for it or someone else might be able to post it. you could also show that to your teacher as an idea to help you, or just add the color coding yourself.
Vaker, Thank you for your suggestion, and encouragment to not quit. I actually sucked it up and went to my lesson. My instructor and I did have a "come to jesus meeting" last night, in which I was able to share my concerns with him honestly. I explained what actually helps me and what doesn't. I told him I don't care how slow I learn, as long as I know I've picked up something new each time, just one thing, and I'll be a happy. He was good with that. He explained that what I'm experiencing right now is like stretching a rubber band. Mind, body, trying to get past the tension til I break the rubber band. Then I move on to the next rubberband. He said there will be rubberbands at every turn...it's the price of becoming a real drummer. That's a simple enough analogy. I can do that :) So we worked on technique, I saw some success, and I'm glad I went.
Finally, I do think that being self-concious, and working through all of that may be my greatest battle.When I play RB, no one is watching me, no one is hearing me. At least not up close and personal, so I don't care about my shortcomings. When I go to guitar center for my lessons, there are other people there. it's the big leagues...omg!!! I really need to get over myself. I press on. lol.
Tried some songs off Megadeth's "Rust in Peace" on the five-button guitar - blew all of them with 4 stars.
Also, "Aesthetics of Hate" bass and "Crosseyed and Painless" guitar are undertiered.
First, congrats on taking a new step !!!
Second, i bow before your guts to try real drum lessons !!
Third, Had experience with real drumming once in my life and did NOT pursue it .... do it for the ones who did not !!!
Fourth, i think at first you should REALLY focus on what it give to YOU and after you broke a lot of rubber band :) then break your bubble and take it to another step
to sums it up, keep it up for wannabe-drummers who likes to know what it's like on the ''other" side :)
p.s: lets us know how it goes... i enjoy reading yours thoughs and progress
Epic fail of the week: Halfway through Madness pro keys, right before the first solo, everything FCed before, then XMB. FML.