First off, blastbeats2k3, been a dying fetus fan for years now. Some of the brutal music I love to just melt into.
Drumming has been a big part of my life, starting in a marching band and learning to play kit on my own. Its always been something where I can lose myself for hours at a time practicing and learning new techniques.
Its a long adventure learning drums. There is always something out there to challenge your ability to play.
Komodo 117, you have already taken an instrument to a level of confidence. You must understand that practice makes perfect and it doesn't happen overnight.
You should approach it with some sort of short term goals. If there is something that most drummers will tell you its learn your rudiments. rudiments are the fundamentals of playing any percussive instrument.
Its a whole new ball game with access to things like youtube and forums. Youtube has all of the best drummers out there showing you basic to the most advanced drumming skills.
For anyone who is looking for great exercise, Mike Johnston has a great practice routine that will help any drummer get better.
I personally think this guy has great information to share. try it at your own pace and stick with it. If you fail, try again. and again, and AGAIN!!
Build a good foundation with rudiments and it will push you in a productive direction. If you start to get bored, try to add a little something extra in there to keep it challenging.
I love talking about drums. I'm subscribing to this thread. I like to share the info I have gained over the years. Drumming is a great community because everybody likes to share what they believe has made them better at their abilities.
Keep this thread going. Keep playing. Have fun with it.