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Need a Place to Keep Track of Your Song Ideas?

Tired of misplacing all your songwriting ideas, or having to write them on napkins, scrap paper, or flimsy notebook paper?

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Designed with the Songwriter in Mind

30 pages of lined lyric paper
50 pages of staff paper (in 12 sets, each preceded by a page of half chord diagrams, half lined paper for your notes, lyrics, and more)

Even More

Also included:
Instructions on how to tune your guitar
How to read tablature
How to read standard notation

Designed with the Guitar Player in Mind

50 pages of guitar tab paper (in 12 sets, each with a page to outline your ideas)

Essential Reference Section Also Included

A Chord Chart featuring all the most commonly used chords
A Section Showing You Popular Strumming Patterns to help generate ideas
Scales Charts showing you the pentatonic scale, as well as major and minor scales, including harmonic minor.

Everything You Need

to keep track of your songwriting ideas

The Missing Method for Guitar Sample Pages by Christian and Amy Triola

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.

The Missing Method for Guitar Book and Sample Pages by Christian and Amy Triola

Guitar Sheets Songwriting Journal

Every songwriter needs to be able to keep track of their best ideas so they can revisit them, develop them, and shape them into exactly what they envisioned. With the Guitar Sheets Songwriting Journal from The Missing Method for Guitar, you’ll be able to write down everything you need in one place: lyrics, melodies, harmonies, and even guitar parts.

Guitar Sheets Series

Having a place to write down songs and ideas you are working with is essential to learning as well as songwriting. Each book in the Guitar Sheets series is designed for you to easily do just that.

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