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.
Notation Basics
More Notation
About the Authors
How This Book Came About
The Story of Zen
What Is Zen Guitar?
Air Guitar
Scale Forms
Five Major Scale Forms
Five Major Pentatonic Scale Forms
Five Blues Scale Forms
The Yin-Yang Etude
One String
Fifth String--Path
The Three Stages
The Flowing Water Etude
Hand Skimming Water Theme
Kite in the Wind Theme I
Kite in the Wind Theme II
Yin-Yang Theme
Rolling Ball Theme I
Rolling Ball Theme II
Bird Flying Theme I
Bird Flying Theme II
Fourth String--Song
Cloud and Water Theme
The Drone
Meditation and the Drone
Sudden Thunder Theme
Chordal Connotations
Third String--Skill
Zen Guitar: One Sound One Song
One Sound One Song
Zen Guitar Tuning: D-A-D-A-A-D
Visual Koan: Skill
Practicing the Middle Way
Two-Part Invention in F Major
The Speed of the Snake
Raise the Spirit
The Sound of Effort
The Echo Etude
Your First Guitar
Modes of the Major Scale
The Zen Guitar Movement by Salvatore Principato
The Imagination Etude
Second String--Sound
Matrix Koan
Finding Your Song
Song Within Song, Song Without Words
Silence: The Book of No Strings
Sound: The Six-Fold Path of Zen Guitar
Welcome to the Dojo
First String--Soul
Variations on the Minor Scale
Glossary of Guitar Techniques
Glossary of Terms
Selected Bibliography
True Names
Learning the Fretboard
On Learning
On Teaching
The Moment
Sixth String--Thought
The Way of the Dragon
The Twelve Themes
The Zazen Etude
Visual Koan: Transformations
The Cycle of 5ths/Cycle of 4ths
Eternal Fire Theme
Stone Throwing Theme
Floating Tension Theme
Pushing Rock Theme
Dream Theme