Tag Archive | Stephen F Kaufman

Excerpt from My New Novel, Silent Moon

Have you read the first few chapters of Silent Moon yet? Here it is, and get ready for a blast!      He knew the man was dead. He felt the sword bite, though it might take a moment before it would register on him and the slain man would fall. The incessant din of mortar […]

Napoleon Means Business Book

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Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

The Music Lesson Mokubei, the wise man, was known to be a graceful and wonderful flute player. Sometimes he would sit outside of his hut and play his flute while looking at the moon for no other reason than the pleasure it gave him. People would come from far and near just to sit and […]

Ch’i and the Creative Power of the Universe

I came across this early this morning as I was looking for some NEW music and was pleasantly surprised to find an article I had written in September, 2012. How it came to be in the Musica de Todo el Mundo Facebook group is interesting and also shows the power of the internet. The teaching […]

Napoleon Means Business

Lessons from the Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Reaching into the Depths of Your Soul

Post Note: The book page link has changed to http://musiciansfiverings.weebly.com

Lessons from The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Improvisation

Post Note: Book page link has changed to http://musiciansfiverings.weebly.com

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Introduction – Part 3

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies for Excellence of Performance Introduction – Part 3 The Book of Water explains how all things flow with a natural rhythm in appropriate space and time. Water fills all shapes regardless of other impositions as to its functionality. All things are eventually worn away by water—all things—and […]

Quartertones for Saxophone

During my research and studies into microtonality and becoming familiar with the computer possibilities of alternate tunings for the acoustic horn, I worked on developing a quartertone platform for saxophone. This was more difficult than I had first thought, in that no mechanical device could be added to the body of the saxophone (i.e., a […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Intro

The Master Greets You My name is Miyamoto Musashi. I have beaten over sixty battle-tested warriors in personal combat and duels. As I approached my sixtieth year, I took a step back, and, reflecting upon my life, and, in a flash of insight and wisdom, came to understand my great success. Having been virtuous and […]

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Now Available

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings is finally here! From martial arts to musical acts, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman teaches samurai strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for excellence and ascension of performance. In this day and age, it is rare to find an individual that has devoted his life to this process of dual mastery—over oneself and […]

Update on Musician’s Book of Five Rings

An update on the progress of my new book release, The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Samurai Strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for Excellence and Ascension of Performance. We’re in the final stages of production. I received my book proof this past week and made necessary edits, and now it goes back to the publisher […]