This is my second time submitting to the Hit Like a Girl Contest (HLAG), and once again, I'm not doing it to win. I'm doing it for me, to be part of the drumming community, to show the world that I've learned a song and can play along.
Last time I submitted, Hubby set up his speakers super loud so I could hear the song while I played. The quality, naturally, wasn't very good. This time around, he suggested his nephew help me out, which was really awesome---even if his fancy camera didn't work for him. ha ha! I'm just glad to have the video up.
It's not a complicated song to play, but I am proud. (My drum teacher Simon taught it to me!) I learned it a year ago but didn't have the patience or guts to submit it last year. I know I won't win because they group us in ages not skill level. I'm in the 18-39 age category, and some of those people have been playing a lot longer and a lot more than I do. Heck, some of them might be drum teachers! So, I'm just happy to participate and show the world that I can play "Yellow" by Coldplay. Watch the website in the next couple weeks or so to see my video up on the website.
Thank you to all my family and friends and neighbors who support me in my drumming!
I wasn't planning to compete in the Hit Like a Girl Competition (HLAG) this year. I was planning to get "a little better" and do it next year, but last week, I said, "what the heck! I'm gonna do it!"
I want to publicly thank hubby for helping me. I wouldn't have been able to record my video without him. Also, thank you, Simon, my DrumAmbition teacher, for the encouragement and lessons. I'm playing more now than I have in years! I'm looking forward to more lessons online!
Thank you, also, family and friends for your support. Please "like" the video on Youtube. I think that will help with the judging. I don't expect to win. I did it just so I can say, "hey, world! I play the drums!"
I'm what you'd call a "hobbyist" drummer.