The Book of Six Strings: The Zen Way to Play Guitar, Book & CD
The Book of Six Strings will help you break out of a creative rut and take your playing to the next level. This book's centerpiece is "One Sound One Song," composed by Philip Toshio Sudo, as a musical launching pad for Zen Guitar exploration. You will also find inspiring quotes, philosophical concepts, and historical facts mixed in with the musical examples. If you are looking to be inspired and to deepen your spirituality and musical understanding, this book is for you.
Philip Toshio Sudo When he was a child, living in Japan, Philip Toshio Sudo learned to play the guitar. By applying his interest in the martial arts, Eastern thought and Zen philosophy to his musical practice, he developed the concept of Zen Guitar. He refined and articulated its basic approach through performing in the streets, parks and subways of his adopted home, New York City. His first book, Zen Guitar (along with a companion CD), was published in 1997 and has sold more than 100,000 copies. It was followed by three related books Zen Computer, Zen Sex and Zen 24 7 written while living on the island of Maui in Hawaii with his family. Shortly after he returned to New York City, Phil was diagnosed with stomach cancer, a disease he died of in June 2002. He is survived by his wife, Tracy, and three children Naomi, Keith and Jonathan. Tobias Hurwitz Tobias Hurwitz lives in Baltimore, Maryland and has been playing guitar for more than 30 years. He studies the Ways of Zen and Praying Mantis Kung Fu, which evolved in the early Shaolin temples of China. He leads The Tobias Hurwitz Band, whose first release is titled Zen Shred Zone. Previous CDs include Painted Sky, with the incredible Dennis Chambers on drums, and The Way of Zen Guitar, featuring Philip Toshio Sudo s One Sound One Song composition. You can study guitar online with Tobias at www.WorkshopLive.com or visit him at www.tobiashurwitz.com or www.shredplanet.com. He has authored eleven books on rock guitar and endorses PRS Guitars, Ernie Ball Strings and Budda Amplification. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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