In the song Starless from King Crimson's album Red, in the slow guitar crescendo, Bill Bruford starts hitting notes and flams on what sounds like wooden instruments. The passage starts here. I've heard these before, both from Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy.

Anyone know what they are?


It sounds to me like a woodblock. They typically have only one pitch, so he'd need to be using at least two different ones.

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