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Unlock the Power of Note Reading

There are so many approaches to learning guitar, that many players simply never learn to read notation. However, learning to read notation is not only easy, but empowering because it ends the reliance on other people's interpretation of the music, and it opens up a new world of possibilities for guitar players.

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Learn Every Note

With this first book in the series you will master every note in open position (frets 1-4), in every key. You will also explore basic music theory and learn how to play in time.

Explore Songs

Each lesson comes with ample practice exercises and sample songs to cement the knowledge before moving on to the next lesson. Streaming audio files are included so you can hear each exercise and song.

Practice Scales

With each key you will also learn a variety of scales including one and two octaves scales, relative minor, and thirds.

Develop Confidence

The benefits of learning note reading extend beyond the ability to read sheet music. You'll find that your sight reading skills and understanding of the fretboard will grow too, making you a more confident and competent musician.

Everything You Need

to Master Open Position

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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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The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 1 Left-Handed Edition

This first book in the note reading series introduces you to everything you need to know in order to understand reading guitar music, so guitarists at any level can learn how to read standard notation. This easy, step-by-step approach starts with the basics and moves forward until you can read every note in the first position of the fretboard.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Left-Handed Edition

Designed for note reading mastery, The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading series works progressively from one string to the next, through every key. Start at open position in book 1 and finish with the highest notes on the guitar in book 5.

Put an end to your note reading fears.
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