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Biography:Ten Thousand Techniques
If your heart-mind
Is not projected
Into your hands
Even ten thousand techniques
Will be useless
In the infinity of life where I am, all is complete.
My unique creative talents and abilities flow through
me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways.
I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe.
I move forward in life with joy and with ease.
I know deep and abiding joy.
I experience thrills of ecstasy.
I live richly.
My body is glowing in harmony with all nature.
My body is vibrating to the rhythm of Nature.
Each day I experience freedom.
Comments from others:
"Shannon is a good student, disciplined, talented, and destined to be a great drummer."
"Spontaneous Alien Percussions is a wonderful piece of music, and an excellent example of Shannon's talent, that brings to mind a symphony....there is an ethereal melody that seems to run through the entire composition. This young man has a great grasp of both the technical and emotional aspects of music."
"I have worked with Shannon Taylor on a wide variety of musical endeavors since 1985. I have found him to be one of the most creative and professional drummers in the Bay Area. No matter what type of music I have been working on, from popular to rock to electronic to experimental and avant garde, Shannon has always brought a unique perspective to percussion; both rhythmically and in terms of high levels of innovation.
In addition, he has a unique way of composing, which brings an added, fundamental element of understanding to music and its creative process.
I have found all of these components of his musical character to have a profound influence upon his level of enthusiasm and input as regards the creative process. This level of musicianship is rare and I can recommend him, unreservedly."
"If you're looking for that 'special something' that is almost impossible to put into words, then look no further, as Shannon Taylor naturally has that special something."
"Shannon has a great sense of musicianship, natural ability and most importantly, feel."
"Shannon has super cool, mellow energy and is a great drummer with musical skills that any band will be lucky to benefit from. He is fun to work with, and has the whole package: keeps time well, has control of his instrument, doesn't overplay, plays what is appropriate to the song, versatile and open, sensitive to meaning, volume and sound...all the signs of a great musician. Shannon has BALANCE."
"Shannon has technical chops, musicality, range, openness, and passion for the drums. He is clearly one of the best drummers I've played with and remains my first choice. He is understandably in demand. If anyone asks for recommendations as far as drummers go, Shannon Taylor is at the top of my list."
~ Gretsch New Classic Maple Drums
~ Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum
~ Roland TD20 V- Drums
~ Paiste Signature Series Cymbals
~ Nord Modular G2X Synthesizer
~ African Slit Drum & Remo Djembe/Dumbek