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Joe Ranieri of Dog Society

Hi MD readers. My name is Joe Ranieri, and I was born and raised in Queens, New York. I started playing drums at the age of seven, influenced by marching bands, Billy Ward, and Stewart Copeland. At the age of…

Nov 13, 2013

Melanie Krahmer of Sirsy

Hi MD! My name is Melanie Krahmer, and I love drumming! Unlike many other artists, I picked up my first pair of drumsticks out of necessity for the band. Sirsy started as a simple, acoustic duo with my co-writer, band…

Aug 19, 2013

Jamie Douglass of Andy Clockwise

I want to talk today about single-kick technique. I hope that my ideas are helpful for drummers in developing a fast and powerful bass drum foot. I play heel-up most of the time, but the term “heel-up” is misleading. In…

Jul 22, 2013