When Wayne Gretzky was asked why he was great, he was heard to reply: I loved every aspect of the game. In short, what beginners call the boring bits experienced drummers live for.
Play this beat for 4 minutes and 56 seconds. With a metroname. Leon Ndugu Chander did just this on Michael Jackson's Billy Jean. History was made.
Or this: Bolero by composer Ravel. Talk about tension in repetition.
So, get those hands together, thriving and savouring every moment of rudimental repetition. Listen to your progress. Don't forget your metronome !
David Story, drummer, pianist, qualified online music teacher