Pavarotti said, "Music must serve the amateur, professionals must serve the music", or something to that effect. We are amateurs. Therefore in order to practice with devotion, like a professional, we must play music which moves our souls. Practicing with devotion is sublime. I recommend it.
Maybe it’s time to revisit that question.
Here is my drumming list for 2015.
Genres I love
What’s on your piano list?
My piano list includes: Chopin Nocturnes, Beethoven Sonatas, and a few new preludes and fugues from book 2 of the Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier.
Tell me yours.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted student and teacher of the drums.