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The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series

Missing Method 1

Take your playing to a whole new level

Designed with the serious guitar player in mind, The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading series works progressively from one string to the next, through every key. Book 1 starts you in open position (Frets 0-5) and each subsequent book moves further up the neck finishing with the highest notes on guitar (Frets 12-22. If you are looking to master the fretboard, this is the series for you!

Missing Method for Guitar

Beginner Guitar

Guitar Chords Made Easy

Guitar Chords Made Easy

You can learn to play guitar!

The only method book out there that focuses solely on chords, Guitar Chords Made Easy is designed for the absolute beginner seeking to master common chords so they can enjoy playing their favorite songs. This book take you step by step, offering both the standard chords as well as simplified versions for you to use as needed as you build finger strength. Learn common chord progressions and how to easily change from one chord to the next!

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.


Each book is focused on a particular aspect of guitar playing or technique, so we can go into depth about each subject. When you get a Missing Method brand book, odds are you're going to get even more than you hoped for.

Professional Expertise

A BA in Jazz Studies, a Master's Degree in Education, and over 15 years teaching guitar students of all ages means we can stand behind our material 100%.

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.

Ample Practice

When you're learning anything new, the best way to cement the knowledge is with thorough practice. You'll find this in each of the books we create, along with frequent review.

Personal Touch

We're not a giant corporation. 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.

Who We Are

Christian Triola

Christian J. Triola


The face behind the books, Christian creates all of the content for the Missing Method books. His love for the instrument, background in Education, and years teaching guitar to students of all ages has made creating method books a joy.

Amy Joy

Amy Joy Triola


As a graphic designer and novice guitarist, Amy Joy does all our major layout and design work, and utilizes her background in education to help make sure each lesson progresses in a way that even the newest guitarists will understand.