Hi, I'm new to this forum
This is a video of me last summer when I recorded myself doing a drum improvisation. It's mostly rudimental material, in a rock/metal format, although I included a samba in the middle.
I got a bit tense and dropped my stick part way though...ughh. But I didn't feel like re-recording it.
Having said that, It's been almost half a year, and my priorities are completely different. I'm focusing a lot more now on jazz, latin, and funk drumming, in comparison to the rock and metal I was doing before.
This is my fourth year playing classical percussion (mallets-both 2 and 4, snare, timpani, ect). I have also been my school's drumline(snares, tenors, and bass) for four years as well, and this is my second year in jazz ensemble(drum set).
I started the drumset several years ago, but it was mostly a hobby, and I barely played it. I don't count those years, as I basically didn't get much done. I just got serious a year and half ago, so think of me as having played the drumset seriously for only a year before this video.
Thanks to percussion and drumline, I had the rudimental chops in my hands. I had to work on footwork though, and they're definitely not up to par with my hands. I recently got a double bass too, and I'm occasionally working on that(but like I said, my priorities are in jazz now).
I think I'm all right, I don't think I can be anything great from the little amount of experience I've actually had on the kit. I think i'm more skilled as a percussionist. This video is outdated though, as I'm more interested in other styles than rock and metal now. I'll record myself doing a funky improv later maybe, and then after I get good at other styles and double bass, I can synthesize them into a prog rock/prog metal style.
So what do guys think of me as I was 6 months ago? Oh, and I improvised on everything right on the spot, without knowing where I was going, so I get a bit messy in the end since I didn't plan it out.
And I was 16 when I did this video, now I'm 17.
Enjoy! And be brutally honest, please.