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Master the highest notes on the guitar.

There is nothing wrong with tab, but being able to read notation gives you a huge advantage. What if the tabs are wrong? What if there is a more efficient way of playing it? The only way you’ll know that is by learning to read. No other method book teaches you how to read guitar music in the upper register. It’s often assumed you’ll just sort of learn it on your own. The trouble is that there is little guidance out there to help you do that well, until now!

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Master 12th Position & Beyond

Learn to read and play every note from frets 12-20, including reading and playing notes using the 8va symbol.

Explore Songs and Exercises

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 Keys and Scales

Practice in all 12 keys with a variety of scales including one and two octaves scales, relative minor, and thirds. You'll also read in minor keys, including relative minor, melodic, harmonic, and jazz-melodic minor, and practice changing keys within a song.

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.

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to Master the Highest Notes

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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 5

This final book in this note reading series is your step-by-step guide for learning how to read guitar music in the highest region of the neck: frets 12-20! With this book, you will finally be able to read guitar music anywhere on the neck and in any key.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

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.

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