One of the things about trying something new is that you cannot go into it thinking that you’re gonna be perfect straight on. Many things take hours and hours if not years to perfect. When I rented my drum kit I had the vision of me being able to perform a solid beat within setting up the kit but little did I know that I actually didn’t know that much about drumming. I had a digital drum kit before so I do have the basic movements down but that was on a digital drum kit which is completely different from an acoustic set because an acoustic set you can tune to the exact sound you want, let alone tuning every tom, snare, and kick to work with each other; along with tuning comes how hard you hit the drums itself, its crazy how customizable it is. With this come the discovery of my sound which I have yet to find because of how vast the drums can sound.
The sound and tuning is only the first part of realizing that I actually don’t know everything about the drums and intrigues me to play more. I can maybe play two songs all the way through at this moment with maybe a couple of mistakes. However, the thing that I am noticing that whenever I think to myself that “I suck” or “You sound bad” I end up playing better because I am striving to sound good. Thats why I believe it is not negative to look down on yourself in some cases because it allows you to focus on your flaws, and improve on those flaws that may be holding you back. Everybody has flaws there is no denying that, you are never going to be perfect; but the more you work on your flaws the more confident you will become with them, and focus more on the bigger picture!