I just started playing a few months ago.... I take weekly lessons (though I missed a few so that puts me a little behind) but I'm having fun and I can really see the progress I've made.
I'm just about finished Ted Reed's "Syncopation" - though that's not to say I'm a master at it by any means - and I'm a few chapters into "Ultimate Realistic Rock" by Carmine Appice.
I must admit I'm partial to Appice's book as it actually begins to sound like "music"
Now I'm 30.... just learning drums because I've always been interested. It's not like I'm spending 2-3 hours a day practicising because I intend to make a career out of it.
Probably more like 30 minutes every day... while missing a day here or there (when I'm too tired from work).
Like I said, I'm not in hurry... I don't have any expectations.
I'm just curious about the general learning curve.... and how long before someone becomes a "decent" drummer that can play a few songs? And possibly how long would it take to get to the point where you can start thinking of playing in a band with some guys.... doing about 10-20 covers?
And keep the answer within this context.... I'm not going to start practising those 10-20 covers now while I'm learning to expedite the process.
I have a LONG ways to go and I want to appreciate the experience.
I'm just asking... generally speaking.... how long would it take to get to the skill level.... where you are good enough to play in band... and start learning maybe 10-20 songs together with the band at the same time frame?
I'm just curious.