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You Know the Basic Chords, So What's Next?

Once you know the basic chords, there often isn't much instruction as to what comes next. Instead, most of us have to learn complex chords crudely as they pop up in songs, and you rarely get to practice them on their own. But not anymore.

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Learn to Play More Advanced Chords

Move beyond simple triads by learning to play major and minor 7th chords, 9th chords, 6th chords, and more.

Understand the Chords You're Using

Why are they called 7th, 9th, etc.? You'll learn what these numbers mean and how they affect the sound.

Take Your Rhythm Playing Further

Learn more advanced rhythms and strum patterns, including sixteenth note rhythms.

Learn How to Use a Capo Effectively

Need to play chords that aren't guitar friendly? It's easy to do with a capo. Learn how to use it to play in all sorts of keys.

Everything You Need

To Move Beyond the Basics

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The Missing Method Difference


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.


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.

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Guitar Chord Master 2

Guitar Chord Master 2 is your guide to learning fresh new chords, strum patterns, and rhythms that will enrich your playing, boost your confidence, and enable you to tackle your next challenge! We’ll cover major and minor 7ths, 9ths, add9ths, and major and minor 6ths. You’ll also master using a capo, so you’ll be ready to grab the chords you need when you need them.

Guitar Chord Master Series

Learn chords in a progressive manner while you master common chord progressions and strum patterns so you can play the songs you love. Start with basic chords in book 1 and progress to more advanced chords as you move through the series.

Take Your Playing Beyond Basic
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