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Rhythm A Day Blog for March 20, 2020: Birthday of Carl Palmer

Posted by Wolf Murphy on

Birthday of Carl Palmer

Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer was born on this day in 1950. He is an English drummer/percussionist,one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the '60s and one of my personal inspirations. He demonstrates a creativity and versatility rarely seen. You have to remember that as drummers we are intimately involved in crafting timing, first and foremost.

Wait till you see the parts we are playing today!

Carl Palmer 2012

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Palmer is a veteran of a number of famous bands including

  • the Crazy World of Arthur Brown,
  • Atomic Rooster,
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and
  • Asia.

He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1989, and was awarded the title "Prog God" at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer 06

Gorupdebesanez / CC BY-SA

Here's what the man can do with just a snare:

 And just 'cause WHY NOT, here's ELP playing  "Fanfare for the Common Man":

So now, some phrases from a "Fanfare for the Common Man" drum solo!

 

Today's Vlog Lesson


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