$19.99
The Book of Six Strings (2nd Edition)
The Zen Way to Play Guitar
By Philip Toshio Sudo and Tobias Hurwitz
Item: 00-41439
UPC: 038081463117
ISBN 10: 0739098608
ISBN 13: 9780739098608
PRICE: $19.99
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Visual Koan: Skill
The Story of Zen
What Is Zen Guitar?
Air Guitar
Origins
Five Major Scale Forms
Five Major Pentatonic Scale Forms
Five Blues Scale Forms
Modes of the Major Scale
Fourth String--Song
Yin-Yang Theme
Sudden Thunder Theme
PART FOUR
Coda
The Drone
Kite in the Wind Theme II
Bird Flying Theme II
Cloud and Water Theme
Hand Skimming Water Theme
Kite in the Wind Theme I
True Names
Eternal Fire Theme
Rolling Ball Theme I
Rolling Ball Theme II
Meditation and the Drone
The Zen Guitar Movement by Salvatore Principato
PART FIVE
Notation Basics
More Notation
Chords
The Twelve Themes
About the Authors
Appendix
Preface
How This Book Came About
PART ONE
The Way of the Dragon
Visual Koan: Transformations
The Cycle of 5ths/Cycle of 4ths
The Zazen Etude
The Imagination Etude
Freedom
Second String--Sound
The Echo Etude
Learning the Fretboard
PART THREE
Zen Guitar: One Sound One Song
One Sound One Song
Zen Guitar Tuning: D-A-D-A-A-D
Your First Guitar
Variations on the Minor Scale
PART TWO
Sound: The Six-Fold Path of Zen Guitar
Welcome to the Dojo
First String--Soul
Glossary of Guitar Techniques
Glossary of Terms
Selected Bibliography
The Sound of Effort
Sixth String--Thought
Practicing the Middle Way
Effortlessness
Two-Part Invention in F Major
The Speed of the Snake
On Learning
On Teaching
The Moment
Chordal Connotations
Intervals
Third String--Skill
Bird Flying Theme I
Silence: The Book of No Strings
Scale Forms
The Yin-Yang Etude
One String
Fifth String--Path
The Three Stages
Raise the Spirit
Dream Theme
The Flowing Water Etude
Rhythm
Stone Throwing Theme
Floating Tension Theme
Pushing Rock Theme
Matrix Koan
Finding Your Song
Truth
Song Within Song, Song Without Words