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Practice Reading Guitar Music in the 5th Position (Frets 5-9)

Ready to practice reading guitar music in the 5th position? This quick lesson with the short tune "Octaves in Five" will do just that and give you practice sight reading as well.

In this video lesson, first I'll go over what you need to get started and share information on what's included in the music. Then I'll play through it so you can hear how it sounds, so you can practice on your own with the free sheet music (see link below).

Is it for you?

This lesson is designed for those who have been working on learning note reading in the 5th position. Specifically, if you've been working your way through The Missing Method for Guitar Book 2: Note Reading in the 5th Position, and you've completed up through the Key of C, you'll find this practice complements the books nicely.

If you haven't yet started reading music in the 5th position but are curious, go ahead and give it a try. You might just find something new you want to pursue further.

Practice Note Reading in 5th Position

  • Test your ability to read frets 5-9

  • Practice quarter note, half note, and eighth note rhythms

  • See how well you can find octaves

  • Practice string skipping

Practice with the Sheet Music

You won't get far with this lesson without the free sheet music, so click below to get it now.

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Learn More Note Reading

Note reading can be easy if you have the right guide. The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series was developed to take you step-by-step through each string and each key, all the way up the fretboard. With clear instructions and ample practice songs and exercises, you'll master note reading and open yourself up to a whole new world of musical possibilities. This series is great for players of all genres, and can be used on your own or with an instructor.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

Learn more about the series and order your copies by clicking the links below.

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About the Author

Over the past 20+ years, Christian J. Triola has taught hundreds of students to play guitar and authored over two dozen popular guitar method books. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Studies). He has used his knowledge and experience to create The Missing Method for Guitar, dedicated to creating high quality instructional materials to inspire and empower all levels of guitar player, from absolute beginners to professional musicians.

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