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Rethink how you practice. Stop practice burn-out.

Talent aside, if you want to see yourself progress on the guitar, you have to know how to practice well. This means having a clear understanding of what it means to practice.

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Helpful Advice

How to stay focused and get into the right frame of mind
How to set realistic goals for both the long term and for each practice session

What to Practice

Tips for adding meaningful variety and musicality into every practice session
Tips on what kinds of things to focus on during your practice session, from warm-ups, to rhythm playing, to leads and solos.

When to Practice

How to fit practice time into the busiest of schedules
Learn the best practices for practicing

How Much to Practice

How to set goals that keep you inspired and ready to practice everyday
A practice plan for you to personalize

Everything You Need

to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time

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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

Perfect Practice

Learn the secrets to transforming your practice time into time well-spent. This book will help you to figure out how to identify and overcome the obstacles in your way by showing you what to practice and how to structure your time so you see results faster. For any level guitar player from beginner to advanced.

Maximize your practice time.

Missing Method books are designed to aid you in your practice, with plenty of step by step instructions and exercises to help you master each skill before moving on to the next.

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