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About The Author

Philip Toshio Sudo (1959–2002) was the eldest son of Japanese-American parents. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Liberal Arts degree. He then went on to Columbia University, where he received his Master’s Degree in journalism. He is the author of Zen Guitar, Zen 24/7, Zen Sex, and The Book of Six Strings.

Reviews:
  • Kyle DunnKyle Dunn
    Exceptional I’m not much of a reader, but I am reading this book and will continue to re-read it. For a means of inspiration and guild lines for not only music but everyday life.
  • Jesse FerrariJesse Ferrari
    Want to unleash your heart apon your music?? Became a black belt, but everyday I put on my white belt ready to open my mind. This book is all heart, and that’s what separates “Musicians” & “Players”
  • Maggie_FooteMaggie_Foote
    LibraryThing Review A terrific book that is about more than just guitar playing — although you do learn a lot about the right attitudes to playing a guitar. Can be used for any instrument, can be used for other activities in life.
  • TotallyRandomManTotallyRandomMan
    LibraryThing Review One of the most important, enjoyable books I’ve ever had the good fortune to read. The concept of zen is familiar to many, and this book is certainly laden with familiar concepts, but it manages to
  • csaavedracsaavedra
    LibraryThing Review Interesting perspective on how to approach guitar playing, many of the teachings in this book can be applied not only to music but any other endeavor in life. This is the kind of book that I would
  • sweatybsweatyb
    LibraryThing Review Even though I’m a bassist, there’s still so much to take from this book. Less strident than Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft but sharing some ideas here and there, it gets players to set aside the
  • Ice9DragonIce9Dragon
    LibraryThing Review The gentle coaxing in “Zen Guitar” is my favorite kind of read. Easy to pick up and taste, anytime you need a pick me up. It has many quotes from musicians, guitarists of course, who tell what it
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