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The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 2 (PDF)

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 2 (PDF)

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Master Note Reading in the 5th Position

Move beyond the basics of note reading. Many guitar players start with a method book that teaches them how to reads a few notes, but most of those books don’t take you any further. Missing Method 2 fixes that problem. Discover for yourself what those other method books have been keeping from you. Learn to read and play every note in 5th position (frets 5-8).

Full Book Description

Move beyond the basics of note reading.

Many guitar methods touch on note reading in the open position, but that’s where it ends. This leaves most guitarists having to figure out the rest of the fretboard on their own, which can be tedious, time-consuming, and downright frustrating. But not anymore. 

Develop Competency and Confidence

This second book in the note reading series focuses exclusively on learning to read standard notation in the middle region of the neck. Whether you’ve already been playing guitar for a while or have just completed the first book in the series, Missing Method 2 will help you take your understanding and mastery of the fretboard to new heights. 

Master the 5th Position

Like all Missing Method books, when we say “mastery” we mean it. With clear instructions, examples, ample exercises and practice songs, when you’ve finished the book you’ll know: 

How to read notes in the 5th position (Frets 5-8), in every key

How to count and read triplet rhythms

Tips for memorization

How to read in Compound Time

How to read  in minor keys, including relative minor, melodic, harmonic, and jazz-melodic minors

The Circle of Fifths and how it’s used

Solidify Your Skills

Missing Method books are designed to develop mastery in a particular skill. To that end, in this book you will also:

Review open position

Solidify your rhythm skills

Practice and Play in every key

Learn scales in every key while you learn the neck

Learn more guitar music theory

Know how to hone your sight reading skills

🎵 And of course, you’ll get free access to streaming audio files so you can hear each practice song and exercise.

Guided Lessons on Your Schedule

Over the past 20 years, Christian J. Triola has taught hundreds of students to play guitar. With a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Studies), he has used this knowledge and experience to create a focused note reading series that gives you plenty to practice without making you feel overwhelmed or intimidated. And in the end, you’ll be a better musician for it.

Get Started Today

This book works great on its own or in conjunction with any other method book, and it can be used to teach yourself or with an instructor. See what a difference mastering note reading in the 5th position can make in your playing.

Product Details


Pages: 154 pages

Age Range: Ages 12 & up

Edition: 1st ed.

Product dimensions (inches): NA

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