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"A fine first level guitar study."

-Amazon Reviewer on The Missing Method for Guitar

Beginner Guitar

Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar

Beginner Guitar is not just another method book; it’s your all-in-one guide to entering the world of guitar for yourself. Explore the basics of the instrument, including different types of guitars and equipment; learn to play chords (including power chords) and progressions; discover how much fun it can be to use tablature, read notes, or play by ear; practice fingerpicking techniques; try out various playing styles—country, rock, folk, jazz, blues, and classical; learn how to care for your instrument and change strings; and much more! You choose where to place your focus and when. We’ll provide the instruction, photos, and diagrams to make it easy.

Guitar Chords Made Easy 1

Guitar Chords Made Easy

Guitar Chords Made Easy is the only guitar method series focused exclusively on chords. Book 1 is designed for the absolute beginner seeking to master common chords so they can enjoy playing their favorite songs. It will take you step by step, offering both the standard chords as well as simplified versions to use while you build finger strength. Learn common chord progressions and how to easily change from one chord to the next. Then build on that knowledge with subsequent books in the series, exploring colorful chords, using a capo, barre chords, movable chords, and more.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

Designed with the serious guitar player in mind, The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading series works progressively from one string to the next, through every key. Book 1 starts you in open position (Frets 0-5) and each subsequent book moves further up the neck finishing with the highest notes on guitar (Frets 12-22). If you are looking to master the fretboard, this is the series for you!

Perfect Practice

Perfect Practice

Rethink how you practice. Stop practice burn-out.

Learn the secrets to transforming your practice time into time well-spent. This book will help you to figure out how to identify and overcome the obstacles in your way by showing you what to practice and how to structure your time so you see results faster.  For any level guitar player from beginner to advanced.

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Technique Master

Technique Master

53 Warm-ups to Revolutionize Your Guitar Playing

Improve your dexterity, finger strength, and timing! Technique Master Book 1 has everything you need to get you started adding meaningful warm-ups to your practice routine. If you are new to the guitar, this step-by-step approach to warming-up will help you build the strength and coordination you need to play more accurately than ever before. If you’ve been playing for a while, see see what a difference doing a good warm-up can make in your playing–strengthening and preparing them to take on any challenge.

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The Missing Method Difference

One-of-a-kind

The Missing Method books were born out of the need for guitar method books that simply didn't exist. We don't replicate what is already working well. We strive to create something new to help you become a better guitar player.

Comprehensive

Each book is focused on a particular aspect of guitar playing or technique, so we can go into depth about each subject. When you get a Missing Method brand book, odds are you're going to get even more than you hoped for.

Professional Expertise

A BA in Jazz Studies, a Master's Degree in Education, and over 15 years teaching guitar students of all ages means we can stand behind our material 100%.

Step-By-Step Instruction

Each book is designed progressively to take you through each lesson a step at a time. Whether you decide to use our books with an instructor or go it alone, you we've got you covered.

Ample Practice

When you're learning anything new, the best way to cement the knowledge is with thorough practice. You'll find this in each of the books we create, along with frequent review.

Personal Touch

We're not a giant corporation. We're a married couple, doing what we love. When you buy our books, you support a small business, and when you offer suggestions, we listen. Please keep in touch. We want to hear from you.