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Why is Learning the Major Scale So Important?

Being able to play and understand the major scale is vital for all musicians. Once you know it, learning melodies, licks, riffs, music theory, and other scales becomes much easier. And the best way to learn it is by making it a part of your practice routine.

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118 Major Scale Exercises

From the basics, to more advanced scale patterns, to sample licks, to arpeggios, you'll get to know the major scale inside and out.

Learn the Three-Notes-Per String Approach

Not only will you learn the different regions of the fretboard, you'll also learn to connect them with commonly played version of the major scale, which opens up the fretboard to even more possibilities.

Learn the 5 Regions of the Fretboard

The fretboard can be broken down into five, four-fret regions, and with this book you'll learn every one of them, so you can play the major scale anywhere on the fretboard.

Develop Important Skills

Build coordination, muscle memory, finger strength, and dexterity. Increase your speed and accuracy. Build confidence in you melodic ideas and solos. Improve your timing.

Everything You Need

to Master the Major Scale

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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.

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

Major Scale Master

Build Coordination, muscle memory, finger strength, and dexterity; increase your speed and accuracy; improve your timing; all while learning the major scale in 5 different regions of the neck.

Technique Master Series

Work on your technique and master essential scales while you warm up. Step-by-step lessons and practice will improve your finger strength, dexterity and precision, and you will learn the vital scales every guitar player should know.

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