When learning to drum, be creative! The routine of practicing exercises over and over can cause loss of interest. When you find yourself becoming bored, be creative. Play the exercises at different tempos, using varied dynamics. For rudiments, try applying them to the whole drum kit or splitting the pattern into different components.
How can you learn to be a drummer? Incessant practicing invariably leads to tenseness. Develop and improve your abilities at a steady pace, and in a relaxed frame of mind. The only thing over-practicing achieves is to make your playing become stale. If you feel pain, or if your hands and arms are tired, it’s time to stop.