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Master Rhythm Guitar.

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One of the things we love about guitar is how versatile it is. It can be a solo instrument or a percussive one. If you’re looking to master chords and strumming, the heart of rhythm guitar, we’ve got you covered.

Guitar Chord Master Books from The Missing Method for Guitar

Learn Every Note.

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Learning to read sheet music is a skill often overlooked by guitar players. We’re working to change that. Why? Because it’s fun, it’s empowering, and it gives you the freedom to learn so much more music, sound better, and understand your instrument on a whole new level.

 The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

Refine Your Technique.

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Proper technique can avoid injury and make it easier to play. We've developed warm-ups that will help you master your fretboard while learning scales and refining your technique.

 Technique Master Books from The Missing Method for Guitar

Get Started Playing Guitar.

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Whether you've been dabbling for a while or are an absolute beginner, we've got the tools you need to develop the skills and confidence to start calling yourself a guitar player.

Beginner Guitar Books from The Missing Method for Guitar

Keep Ideas at Hand.

Having a place to write down songs and ideas you are working with is essential to learning as well as songwriting. We've created a series of books for you to easily do just that.

Lefties Welcome.

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Learning something new shouldn't be a chore. We've done the work of flipping the images and diagrams so you can focus on making music.

Left-Handed Guitar Books from The Missing Method for Guitar

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.

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.

Comprehensive

Each Missing Method book is focused on one particular skill or technique, so we can go into depth on each topic. Our books not only make great instructional tools, but they also make handy reference guides to refer back to when you need a refresher.

Ample Practice

When we say mastery, we mean it. Each book features enough exercises and sample songs to offer variety and cement your skills.

Professional Expertise

A BA in Jazz Studies, a Master's Degree in Education, and over 20 years teaching guitar students of all ages means we can stand behind our material 100%.

Personal Touch

We're not a giant corporation, and we don't aspire to be. 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.

The Missing Method Difference

We believe in the power of music.

We believe music has the power to enrich individuals and our communities. Music has the power to connect us, empower us, help us express ideas and emotions, foster imagination and creativity, promote inner peace and tranquility, and create joy. We believe in the power of music to change lives.

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Who we Are

The faces behind The Missing Method for Guitar are a husband and wife team, Christian and Amy Joy Triola. We're located just outside Akron, Ohio, home of The Black Keys, EarthQuaker Devices, and a whole lot of local musical talent. Our passion is creating resources for you to develop the skills you need to express yourself, connect with others, and play the music you love. We hope that here you find what you've been missing.

Our Mission

We're committed to creating high quality instructional materials to inspire and empower all levels of guitar player, from absolute beginners to professional musicians.

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Who we Are

The faces behind The Missing Method for Guitar are a husband and wife team, Christian and Amy Joy Triola. We're located just outside Akron, Ohio, home of The Black Keys, EarthQuaker Devices, and a whole lot of local musical talent. Our passion is creating resources for you to develop the skills you need to express yourself, connect with others, and play the music you love. We hope that here you find what you've been missing.

Whether you are an absolute beginner, experienced guitar player, or guitar teacher, we're glad you're here.

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