Zen Guitar Pdf

Zen Guitar

Number of page: 208
Author: Philip Toshio Sudo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684838779
Category: Religion

Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life—a winning idea and an instant classic.

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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.


  • 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.
  • Derek ShehDerek Sheh
    very zen truly one of my favourite. the lessons serve as great reminders and reference to calmness and serenity. i keep the paper copy on my desk at work
  • 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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