You are invited to join the Zen Guitar Jam Band. Or start your own. All you
need do is the following:
1. Read the Zen
Learn "One Sound One Song"
3. Be in tune.
4. Align your rhythm with the rhythm of the band.
5. Play in the spirit of Zen Guitar.
The instrument you play doesn't matter. It can be a guitar,
conga, harmonica, vocals, violin, bassoon, shamisen, digeridoo--whatever
means you use to express yourself. You can dance if you want
to. Paint a picture. Bang on a can. So long as you're willing
to listen first and fit your sound into the sound of the larger
group, you're welcome to join in. Together we can make this
the biggest jam band in the world.
Where can I join in? At present, there are no jams scheduled.
Eventually the Dojo envisions staging ZG Jams at various workshops
and locales around the world (street festivals, schools, art
galleries, etc.). If you would like to help schedule one in
your area, contact the Dojo. Watch this space for listings
as they arise. The Dojo also plans to create a continuous,
online jam session as broadband technology permits (see the
Zen Guitar Plan).
can I start my own Zen Guitar Jam Band? If you'd like to
play "One Sound One Song" in your area or introduce
the song to your existing band, ask for a copy of the "One
Sound One Song" CD. We'll send you one free. The only
proviso is that you send back a tape/file/disc of your version
of the song so we can upload it onto the site. (Note: A Zen
Guitar Method Book that teaches "One Sound One Song" is
currently in production. It will include detailed information
on how to play the song. See the Zen Guitar Method.)
May the whole exceed the sum of the parts.