here is the main event from the weekend.

My first drumset!

My first drumset!

I went for a single (bass) drum, and ended up with a set — no “orphan” bass drums in my price range. It cost less than one-sixth of the cost of the bass drum that I saw to get this whole set. And when I say that bass drum was the lower end of the quality I eventually want… you’ll know that this will work for practice, but… someday, I have aspirations to be worthy of a really good set of drums!

Given that I have only been playing for (almost exactly) six months, I suppose I shouldn’t be too disappointed that I am still struggling with what should be fairly basic things. On the other hand, the first concert I will play in is this coming Wednesday, and I am really looking forward (nervously!) to testing my abilities as an instrumentalist.