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