My name is Wong Chen Dong, and the first thing you should know about me is that I’m not a professional drummer.
I’m not a drummer in a band. I never went to music school, and I don’t have a degree in anything.
In fact, the only thing I consider myself an ‘expert’ in is …
I Think I Can Help You Improve Your Drumming Skills By Choosing the Right Electric Drum Kit and Equipment!
I can help you because I’m an electrical drumming hobbyist.
I’m not just someone who loves to play my electric drums as my everyday hobby.
I also love to learn everything I can about electric drumming equipment, such as what drumsticks or drum thrones can help you play better and improve your drumming skills.
In this blog, I will be describing my research in a personal way, not like some sites that talk like a business asking you to buy their electrical drumming equipment, as if it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
Everything I write in this blog comes from my extensive research or is my own opinion.
I Don’t Claim to Be an Expert On Any Electric Drumming Brands or Equipment!
The reason I’m so interested and passionate about electrical drumming is that I believe electric drumming will eventually take over acoustic drumming.
Technology is advancing every day, and so is the musical world.
Every musical instrument – especially the electric versions – is advancing every year with more accurate sounds and offering ever-greater latitude to be played efficiently and effectively, anywhere from the home to the studio, without any hassles whatsoever.
So, with all that said, let’s talk about how I got myself into the electric drumming world and…
How I Became an Electric Drumming Hobbyist!
When I was 13 years old, I had no interest in music whatsoever.
I was just a normal kid, like everyone else.
But my brother, who is older than me, loved to listen to music.
Every day, I would hear him play music in his room.
Some songs were good, and some were so boring they almost put me to sleep.
But there was one song that caught my ear.
And that one song is what really got me fired up about the musical world.
The song is called “Forever Love”, by a Japanese Band call…
You can hear it here:
Eventually, I was so in love with the song that I thought the rest of the band’s songs would be awesome as well.
So, with that in mind, I went out to look for the album.
It was hard to find, as Japanese music in Singapore wasn’t common at the time.
But I eventually got it through HMV.
It wasn’t cheap, as it was imported from Japan.
I started playing their music on my computer and in my cd player and bringing it with me wherever I went.
One thing that surprised me about the band was that they also played aggressive heavy metal music.
And the drummer, Yoshiki, was the band’s leader and songwriter.
You seldom see a drummer lead a band, and because of that…
I Was Influenced By Him!
So I started taking drumming lessons.
My drumming journey wasn’t very smooth, as my parents weren’t happy about me considering drumming as a career.
Because of that, I didn’t have a drum set. I always set up some pillows and used them to practice.
After years of saving every penny I could…
I Bought My First Electric Drum Kit!
The progress of my drumming skills was astounding after I started playing on it.
Although electric drum kits back then weren’t as advanced as they are now, it was still the best way for me to practice at home without disturbing anyone.
Now, years later, my passion for playing electric drums is even stronger.
I never stop learning.
And because of this passion, I wanted to share what I know about electric drumming, and the only way to do that is to blog about it.
ElectricalDrumming.com was Born!
I hope this blog will help you along your drumming journey.