Zen Guitar

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 1998 - Music - 208 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - patl - LibraryThing

A year ago when I tried to read this, I rolled my eyes and tossed it back in the shelf. This time, I found it I be a witty and creative approach to any creative craft - guitar, sure; painting, writing, singing, all would benefit from this approach to lifelong learning. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - TotallyRandomMan - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

wKfe WIT
23
wkite belt to black belt
39
WWteaus
55
TSMHration
68
Hffheartedness
79
black belt
97
Prepare the Mind
110
Black Belt Heart
142
black belt +Aki+e belt
157
wkitebelt
177
Glossary
187
Acknowledgments
199

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

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.

Bibliographic information