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Practice Basic Guitar Note Reading with this Short Exercise

Just getting started note reading on guitar? Here's a simple exercise to help you practice.

In this quick video lesson I'll go over what you need to get started, share information on what's included in the music, and play through it so you can hear how it sounds.

Is it for you?

If you're just getting started with note reading on guitar, this practice lesson is for you. This lesson was designed for those who have completed the note reading on the first five strings of The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 1 or the note reading section of Beginner Guitar, The All-in-One Guide from The Missing Method for Guitar. However, if you've been working with another method and have learned the notes in open position up through string 5, this lesson will work for you also.

Practice Note Reading in Open Position

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

  • Practice string skipping with an octave jump

  • Get a better understanding of how melodies can work

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. We've developed a note reading series 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.

Each book covers one region of the neck, starting with open position (frets 0-4) in book 1 and working up the fretboard, all the way to the highest notes on the guitar (12th fret and beyond) in book 5. It's a great book for you to use on your own or with an instructor, and will improve the playing of guitarists of any genre.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

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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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