Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo

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cvr9780684838779_9780684838779In this post I would like to introduce a book by Philip Toshio Sudo. This is a book based on zen philosophy, published in 1997. Even though, it is called Zen Guitar, all musicians and students (both amateurs and advanced) can find it beneficial. As in the introduction he writes: “Welcome to Zen Guitar Dojo. Please leave the door open. …I have established this dojo for anyone who wants to make music. It makes no difference to me whether you’re a musician. you are welcome here if you’re of the spirit to make a sound.”

While there are many books out there about music theory and how to play an instrument, this book discusses the ways to play the music truly from the heart, with true emotions and with spirituality. “I believe that learning to play the guitar is inseparable from learning to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. To truly…

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