AUSTRALIAN percussionist and Bellingen resident Greg Sheehan has a new book coming out on September 8.
Titled the The Rhythm Diaries, Greg has combined his rhythmic systems, artworks, and life stories into one unique offering, calling it the ultimate handbook for creatives.
Containing more than 300 pages of original graphic music charts, techniques, games, and adaptive templates, The Rhythm Diaries contains a treasure trove of vivid designs.
Decades of performance and education experience are presented in a format that offers as much to seasoned professionals as it does for children, beginners, and hobbyists.
Alongside exploring Greg's rhythmic studies, The Rhythm Diaries explores body percussion, rhythms in nature, children's rhythmic games, original techniques for practising, composing and improvisation, plenty of inspiring designs and more numbers than anyone will ever need.
Not just for drummers, but for players of all instruments and anyone curious to discover the world of rhythm.
A modular foundation makes the material suitable for any and every level of ability, with activities for all ages included.
Greg's teachings have influenced and moulded numerous leaders in the Australian music community - many of whom generously offer their songs and creations influenced by his legacy for inclusion in the book.
About Greg Sheehan
One of the leading figures in Australian percussion, Greg Sheehan is a performer, teacher and recording artist significantly represented in Australian music over the past 50 years.
He has been a major influence on generations of musicians and has literally reshaped the map of rhythm.
As a performer he is significantly represented in the last four decades of Australian music as a band leader and member, solo artist and studio musician on hundreds of recordings.
A passionate visionary, Greg created a unique system known as 'Rhythm Diamonds', and his original body percussion style and reinvention of tambourine technique have become legendary.
He has dedicated a lifetime to performing, teaching and passionately exploring diverse musical forms.
As a teacher Greg has co-ordinated many community arts projects, along with teaching professions, students and the wider community, teaching his unique style of rhythmic notation and body percussion techniques.
For more on percussionist Greg Sheehan, or to get a copy of his book the Rhythm Diaries, head over to his website: gregsheehan.com.au.
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