#1
im gonna start taking drum lessons this week. i dont have a set or anything. ive been playing guitar for 2 and a half years or so, and have a pretty good idea of timeing and everything, do you think ill pick it up easy? how long do you think itll take for me to be able to play to a typical rock song with nothing flashy?
#2
my cousin started drums about a year ago. it probably took him around a month to be able to play a standard rock beat.

i might suggest you try and get the technique right before worrying about playing a song.
#3
you should be at least competent relatively soon, and lots of rock songs only require simple drumming, but to really be a hot drummer that will actually make the band sound better will take some time. and jazz drums call for a pretty high skill level.
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