Here is a link to a sound file I (Pete) recorded while practicing today. It’s not super exciting and I’m still pretty bad, but I’ve read from several drummers that it’s a good idea to record and playback your practice sessions. This lets you hear where you need to work. I imagine it’s more useful when you don’t need to work a lot on everything. The description of what I’m doing (or trying to do) in the recording is for your benefit. I don’t normally talk to myself like that. I’ll also say that knowing I’m being recorded only adds to the suckiness. By Thursday, all should be a lot smoother.
Anyway, this is where I am now. In a year, it should be a LOT better…Below is a picture of the drum kit. For the fills you hear, I travel from the snare drum (the one with the sticks) and then up in a clockwise route to the mounted toms above the base/kick drum and the floor tom. The high hats are the smaller of the 2 cymbal sets on the left. I don’t use the crash cymbal (the bigger one) in this practice.