Zen and the Art of Guitar Mastery

Eight great zen tips for mastering the guitar (and any other musical instrument)!

Painting by Degas: “Degas’s Father Listening to Lorenzo Pagans Playing the Guitar,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Further reading:

Werner, Kenny, Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Indiana: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc., 1996)
Pirsig, Robert M., Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Harper Collins, 2009 [orig 1974])
“John McLaughlin: Zen and the Art of Guitar Playing”, interview with Michael Longley for The Independent, 2004.*
Sudo, Philip Toshio, Zen Guitar (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
Wooten, Victor L., The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music (Berkley, 2008)


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