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The loud music was shouting through my headphones as the frustration and anger was slowly building up inside me I kept thinking to my self Why Cant I do this Why is this so hard Annoyed I reached for my iPod and restarted the song for the fifth time I resumed playing this time trying to count the beats in my head One two three four I kept repeating this to my self while playing along to my favorite Metallica song Master of Puppets With determination I continued to play faster and harder until the eight minute and thirty-six second song was finally over With a little bit of self confidences built up inside me I dropped my Vic Firth hickory wood drumsticks on the floor and headed up the stairs knowing that there was still a lot of room to improve on my drummingMy eagerness for wanting to take up the drums began in 2005 when I was only ten years old Whenever I listened to bands such as Metallica Guns N Roses and Led Zeppelin I always paid more attention to the loud fast and aggressive drumming over the other instruments On Christmas of the same year I awoke to see a twenty-two inch diameter and eighteen inch deep bass drum that read Tama Starclassic with the other pieces of the drum set behind it It was a dark mocha color and smelled of fresh maple wood I immediately set up my brand new drums in our basement and started bashing away accomplishing nothing but making a lot of noise and shaking the houseAbout a month later I began taking drum lessons for one hour every Thursday for the next four years I started learning basic rudiment patterns on the snare drum basic understanding of time signature and how to stay in beat My head was constantly filled with information about drumming such as quarter notes eighth notes paradiddles and
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