Zen Guitar

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a charming book that combines the mastery of the guitar with the mastery of Zen, Sudo introduces the Zen concept of Shyguo, according to which the spiritual journey, the Way, and the practice of art become one and the same. His explanation of Shyguo in conjunction with the 12 points of focusDspirit, rhythm, technique, feel, perfection, mistakes, stages, plateaus, limits, follow through, taste and collaborationDexplains the transformation of Zen practice into artistic savvy. In Zen Sudo finds a cohesive and insightful way of thinking about playing the guitar, or, for that matter, any musical instrument. His instructive little book teaches that mastery of Zen, as well as mastery of art, requires concentrated practice rather than simple instruction. For the student of guitar, Sudo's book offers important insights into what separates adequate musicianship from mastery; and, for the student of Zen, it illuminates a side of Zen practice not often discussed clearly and practically. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684838779
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 3/24/1998
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 192,210
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

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    The Easy way to Nirvana

    I like books that simplify things in an interesting way and this book delivers. You really can learn the basics of Zen by playing the guitar. But the lessons don't stop with the guitar, it applies to all facets of life. So even if you don't play the guitar, you can learn about zen. And likewise, if you play the guitar but don't really care about zen philosophy, it will still apply to you. But I think those who are just a little interested in either topic will find this a simple and easy read, but packed with wisdom. It makes me long to wear the white belt.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2007

    thoroughly enjoyable!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is not a how-to book but a how-you-can book. 'Three chords and the truth' never rang so true or hit home so hard. The author encourages you to express YOURSELF and to always share and always learn. Very encouraging and refreshing. A fun, light read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2005

    Christmas Gift

    I got this book for Christmas, and the philosophies and approaches are already beginning to alter my grades, my relationships, my happiness, and of course my playing. If I could manage it, this book would have 50 stars! Not just for musicians, this book will guide ANYONE to a happier and more fulfilling life!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2007

    Ohmmmm

    This book is a great way to see your self through to being a true source of your own voice. It expresses the very nature of self expression and a way to have you happen on a level that transcends ordinary thinking or lack there of.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Axle

    I am from BloodClan." A black shecat yowls. She leaps onto a tom and yowls, sratching out his eyes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Flameclaw

    Singerstar i want to tell you something at res 6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Hawktalon

    The handsome dark tabby tom licked a paw, his eyes gazing around. (Looking for a mate...)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Could o join

    Pretty please?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Request to join

    Hi........I'm Cairopaw. I have a white pelt and a dark-red tail, along with dark ginger paws. I am male, and I was formerly from Revengeclan. But my menyor was cruel. Thanks

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    RockSplash

    "Hi!" ((Im locked out of RESULT TWO! PLEASE MOVE))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Watertail

    May i join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Frostleaf

    Hi I am a gentle she cat looking for mate. May i join.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Nameless kits

    4 kits mewe under a bush by the woods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Alchemyclaw

    "Can I join? I need a mate. Please call Al for short." Said the blue gray she-cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    SootPatch and ?

    SootPatch grooms his splotched pelt in long, soft strokes.<br>
    A very pretty she-cat, with a pelt blacker than night pads into the camp. She has soft minty green eyes, that glimmer with friendliness and peace. "Hello", she meows in a voice smoother than silk. "My name is RavenWing. I'd like to join this clan")

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Lilacgrace

    Sits down next to Hawktalon.." Hello there. "

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Enderfur

    I need a mate"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    To Singingstar

    That no name kit really needs a name. The votes are even in the vote thing so what is her name?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Pantherpaw

    Awesome thanks!" She bounded there

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