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The Book of Six Strings: The Zen Way to Play Guitar, Book & CD

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    Philip Toshio Sudo(Author),Tobias Hurwitz(Author)

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As the follow-up to the best-selling book Zen Guitar, The Book of Six Strings presents musical examples that will help you bring the Zen philosophy to life on your guitar. Learn how these ancient ideas can help you become more "in the moment" in your musical approach.

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 or visit him at or 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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  • By Mikmak_Paddywakk on September 13, 2015

    Great book, I loved Philip's other book "Zen Guitar" & loved it so much I've bought 3 copies over time since I first purchased it circa 2008, I would recommend this to players that are familiar with playing but what to take it a step further & expand on the skills that you already posses! If you're absolutely brand new to playing guitar you might want to wait a bit to pick up this book at least until you've got the basics down!

  • By L. Lawson on January 13, 2015

    Great follow up on the Zen guitar book. I like the zen concept and easy to understand way of discussing the complicated parts of guitar playing . If you like to explore the spiritual side of playing whle learning then this book is for you .

  • By Ed Keegan on November 3, 2013

    This book covers , in digest, all the basic elements of music as applied to guitar. It also offers a philosophical perspective that will provide a grounding in practice and performance for aspiring professionals as well as hobbyists. Meditation is not only for monks!

  • By Zen Boy on September 29, 2012

    Initially one of my favorites books, Zen Guitar has been for a long time, one of the books I rely on for consulting, advice, and when I feel I need a hand for getting back to the path. Now, with this sequel, I can't be less than very happy. This book has changed my life!

  • By Roy Williams on October 2, 2014

    A sequel to "Zen Guitar," this book is a spiritual work wherein the guitar is like steps on a path. Keep going.

  • By Ulric von Bek on January 21, 2016

    A perfect complement for Zen Guitar. I already feel a better player already.

  • By Robert Alley on April 25, 2016

    Great book. A wonderful follow up to Zen Guitar.

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