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Martin Ranscombe is one of Europe's leading drumming educators and is highly
regarded for his unique but effective approach to tackling drummers' everyday issues -
ranging from playing techniques and ergonomics to kit tuning and setup.
In March 2013, Martin was featured in an interview in DRUMMER magazine and has since
written a series of articles under the banner of 'Pain Free Drumming' where he revealed
his approach to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Due to the success of this series, Martin was invited to present the new, on-going video
series - 'A Problem Shared' - where he answers questions sent in by the readers about
any drum-related question one can think of!
Fast-forward to July 2014 and Martin is now a founding tutor of the new, global education
website – 'Sticks In Motion' - which aims to provide online lessons on all aspects of
drumming to students of all levels.
Martin originally 'shot to fame' in 2006 with his highly popular series of articles for
RHYTHM magazine - demonstrating his straightforward yet 'on-the-money' method for
drum tuning. Following on from this, in November 2007 Martin released his highly
acclaimed DVD - 'Tuning Basics For The Modern Drum Set' - which is still one of the
bestselling drumming DVD's in Europe.
Since then, Martin has featured in videos for various online education sites; conducted
countless clinics, masterclasses and workshops; written and filmed various educational
videos and carved a niche as a flamboyant and charismatic 'MC' for drum events!
Martin is also regarded as a leading exponent of the true Moeller Method (as taught by
Jim Chapin) and teaches this precious and legendary technique – as well as other
methods - from his studio in Swindon, UK.
In 2011, Martin hooked up with drummer/producer and all-round inspirational dude - Garry
King (Exorcism, Jeff Beck, Joe Lynn Turner) - to form the 'Freedom To Achieve'
organisation which provides motivational seminars to young people the world over, aimed
at inspiring them to be the best they can be as people, no matter what their chosen career
Martin proudly endorses NATAL drums, MEINL cymbals, AQUARIAN drum heads,
VATER sticks, AHEAD ARMOR™ cases, ProGUARD hearing products and GROOVE
JUICE™ cleaning products
Snare - Modern Vintage Medium on top, Classic Clear Snare Side on bottom
Toms - single ply Texture Coated on top, Classic Clears on bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick I, Force II Black on the resonant side