Learn with The Missing Method for Guitar
Choose a Goal
Do you want to focus on the basics, chords, notes, or scales & technique?
Pick a Book
Choose one that fits your goal and skill level.
Learn & Play
Follow the practice exercises until you have them down, and watch your skills grow!
Where would you like to start?
Get Started Playing
If you are just starting out, you've come to the right place. Our step-by-step books will guide you so you can teach yourself to play. And they include plenty of practice so you will retain what you learn longer.
Master Guitar Chords
Start with the basics in book one, move on to intermediate chords in book 2, and learn power chords in book 3. Each book includes step-by-step instruction and ample practice in chords, strum patterns, and practice with sample songs.
Learn Note Reading
Learn to read sheet music and gain a better understanding and command of your fretboard with the note reading series. Start with an introduction to reading music in Book 1 and with each book progress up the fretboard until you've mastered every note in every position.
Improve your Speed & Accuracy
Learn & practice proper technique with the Technique Master series. You'll master your scales up the fretboard in the process. Great for any level of guitar player, the exercises make great warm-ups too!
We get it. Learning guitar on your own can be tough.
Scrolling through endless lists of lessons, hoping to find what you need.
Too little or too much info with sudden jumps leave gaps in learning.
When you don't see the results you want.
We Make Learning Guitar Easy
With clear, instructions, a step-by-step progression of skills, and ample practice exercises, our books guide you to build the skills you need to play the music you love.
Learn with The Missing Method
With focused lessons that build one skill at a time.
With ample explanation, practice, & review.
With step-by-step lessons that build on each other.
We know you want to play the music you love as quickly & easily as possible
To do that, you need to develop the knowledge and skills to make it happen. The problem is, getting the resources to develop these skills on your own can be time-consuming, difficult, and pricey, and leave you feeling like maybe you just aren’t cut out for a musical life. But we believe music is a powerful tool that can change lives and unite communities, that music is for everyone and music education should be accessible to all. That’s why we created The Missing Method for Guitar. Our books offer a new approach that focuses on developing specific skills so you can play the music you love faster and easier. In each book, you’ll find clear instructions, ample practice, and progressive skill-building. You’ll still need to spend plenty of time practicing, but we’ll help you understand what you are doing and what to practice so you can see results in less time. Just choose a goal, purchase a book or request it from your local library, and start learning today. You can do this. We can help. Let’s get started.
What people are saying
This is an excellent book for learning how to read music for the guitar for both beginners (me) and more advanced. This series of 5 books makes learning guitar notation and note reading across the frets painless and enjoyable.
— Kerry Nelson
This is a really good book for learning your first chords on guitar. The exercises are amazingly helpful in getting the chords into your hands and your head. I’m finding this book very useful and fun too. I recommend it for any beginner.
— R&M Sherman
The right book at the right time. It seems basic, but has extended my comfort with playing across strings and strengthened my improvisation. It is more challenging that it might appear at first glance. Money well spent.
Where would you like to begin?
Learn to read sheet music
Start with the basics or learn to read and play further up the neck.
Learn to strum chords and progressions
Begin with the basics or start with intermediate or power chords.
Learn Scales & Develop Your Technique
Start with the basics or choose to focus on a particular scale.
Learn the basics
Begin with an introduction to the instrument and explore various techniques and playing styles.
Find Missing Method Books where you Shop
Available around the world, you can find Missing Method books online or order them from your local bookstore or library. Buy them directly from us and receive free lifetime updates.
Not ready for a commitment?
No problem. Most of our books come with free previews so you can try them out before you buy.