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WATCH: Armless Drummer Rocks Out in YouTube Videos

In OnScreen & Music by Wendy Michaels , on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:50 PM (PDT)
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Armless drummer is amazing!
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Romanian drummer Cornel Hrisca-Munn, 20, was born with no arms and a deformed leg. According to the UK Telegraph, his birth mother left him at a Romanian institution as a baby, where he was seen by a visiting doctor and eventually given a home in Britain.

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Let's just say he defied the odds of being a drummer -- just because he's lacking in limbs, doesn't mean he's lacking in talent.

Hrisca-Munn's drumming talents are seen in YouTube videos for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tinie Tempah, and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

Hrisca-Munn told MSNBC, "When I started high school I quite fancied learning a music instrument. I looked into it and thought the drums would be the only instrument I would be physically capable of."

He added, "I started having lessons, then a couple of years later started to teach. Over the years, I grew more and more passionate about the drums, and kept playing! I also taught myself to play the bass, and have been doing that for a few years."

So crazy amazing.

He learned to play drums left-handed, and when he was 14, he earned second place out of 400 contestants in a national drumming competition.

He has his own band, The City Walls.

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On a YouTube post, he explains how he's had to adapt to play the drums, writing: "I play a normal right handed kit set up, but have an artificial right leg, so use my (real) left leg on the bass drum for quicker beats."

What an inspiration.

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Posted By hmoodylooly (2 years ago)
thank you
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