I have played the drums for like... 12 years I love to play, but I am not getting any better. I have a raw talent that I have used I have never really been one for practise, I find it hard to for ssome reason. What routine's should I do?
Get tapes to play along with. You say you've never been one for practice, well... there ya go. You kinda need to keep at it. Like the guy above me said, get a teacher if you want coaching.
Mastering any instrument (or anything) is an ongoing and never ending process. You have probably reached a plateau in your playing simply because you are not being sufficiently challenged or have no focus (or purpose) to your playing.
You don't mention whether or not you play with other musicians.This can be a really useful way of improving as you will have to adapt, modify and push yourself when involved in a group. This is also a good way to maintain the fun aspect that you seem to enjoy, an instrument like the drum-kit is at its best when supporting other instruments. Through playing with others you will improve quickly without being as conscious of the process as when playing alone.
Despite this, you will have to practice a little more. It's just an unavoidable fact of life that you get out what you put in.
Try and practise for 10 minutes every day, even five, it's surprising how it will become habit and perhaps increase.
Go through some basic rudiments, attempt to play to an unfamiliar style of music, set a challenge (master a favourite drumbreak on a record for example) aim to play with more speed/ control/ feeling/ sensitivity, the list is endless. Modest results can snowball and a good teacher is worth their weight in gold if you are serious about getting better.
Sorry about the lecture....best wishes
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