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Why is Good Technique So Important?

Having a solid technique will set you up for a more enjoyable experience with the guitar. You'll struggle less when learning new things, and find yourself overcoming physical obstacles more easily. Not only that, but strong technique also gives you better tone.

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Get Your Fingers In Shape

53 Warm-ups designed to get your fingers moving while developing your technique.
Build Coordination
Avoid injury

Add Meaningful Warm-Ups to Your Practice Routine

Work with different finger combinations.
Challenge yourself with metronome drills

More than Just Finger Exercises

Build up your picking hand as well, as you work through the book. Improve your alternate picking skills
Work with a variety of rhythms to improve your timing, speed, and accuracy.

Bonus Content

How to Tune Your Guitar
Introduction to Tablature
Introduction to Reading Guitar Music
How to Use a Metronome

It's Everything You Need

to Develop Your Basic Technique

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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

Technique Master

Finger strength and dexterity develop naturally over time, but having a great set of warm-up exercises can get your fingers in shape much more quickly. If you are new to the guitar, this step-by-step approach to warming-up will help you build the strength and coordination you need to play more accurately than ever before. If you’ve been playing for a while, working on your technique will keep your fingers in shape, ready to take on any new challenge!

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.

Experience the difference a good set of warm-ups can make in your playing.
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