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Ever get in a slump and can't get excited about
drumming? This is often due to lack of motivation or stimulation.
Just as you would read positive books of wisdom and understanding
to improve yourself as a person, the same holds true with drumming.
You must find ways to be excited about playing. The following
offer a few suggestions:
Surround yourself with great musicians. When you're around
great players, you will strive to be the best yourself. It rubs
off, I promise!
Buy a new cymbal, piece of hardware, or drumset. Sure,
it's a bit expensive, but it never fails to help get the juices
Listen to great drummers on CD and Video. The more you hear,
the more you will have the desire to play like them.
Go to drum clinics! What can I say, if you don't walk away
inspired by a great drum clinic, then you probably shouldn't be
Set goals for yourself. No matter how small the goal, it gives
you something to strive for and gives you a sense of purpose in
life. Life is more fulfilling when you're moving forward.
Take some lessons. Despite your level of experience, lessons
always seem to inspire us. You will find new approaches, viewpoints,
and techniques for drums that you may have never encountered otherwise.
Even the greats will often go back and study with a teacher after
a long successful career. They are maintaining goals in their
life and assuring continual motivation, excitement, and competitiveness.
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