I must also quit setting myself up for failure by constatnly trying to learn the hardest examples in music first. True, the simple stuff bores me quickly, but the repititious material is necessary as are the mind numbingly rudimentary exercises that lead to the more difficult ones. I've never liked senseless repetition in anything and in drumming there's oodles of it.
The pleasure in music; I was convinced that drumming along with my favourite music would make me enjoy it even more than before. This is an unlikely view as I am already a complete and unapologetic audiophile.
The result has been two-fold, as some numbers have been a thrill to ride along with and others have represented a sense of being unable to compete, and a source of almost headache inducing difficulty. I know I should start with easier material but I just get the same satisfaction or even anyhting resembling a sense of accomplishment from playing "Simple Simon" material.
I am struggling with the walk before I can run ideology. Man I just want to run all the way to the point where Jeff Beck is calling me to jam with me. Long way to go!