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Guitar Chord Master 2: Beyond Basic Chords

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Take your playing beyond basic. Master the skills needed to rise to your next rhythm guitar challenge.

No matter what kind of music you like to play, having a solid foundation of chords is crucial. The problem is, once you know the basic chords, there isn’t much instruction as to what comes next. Instead, most of us have to learn complex chords crudely as they come up in songs, and you rarely get to practice them on their own. But not anymore.

More instruction. More Practice. Mastery, not Memorization.

Guitar Chord Master 2 is your guide to learning fresh new chords, strum patterns, and rhythms that will enrich your playing, boost your confidence, and enable you to tackle your next challenge! We’ll cover major and minor 7ths, 9ths and add9ths, and major and minor 6ths. You’ll also master using a capo, so you’ll be ready to grab the chords you need when you need them.

A Method You Can Trust.

Over the last 20 years, Christian J. Triola has taught hundreds of students to play guitar, and now you can learn too. Like the first book in this series, Guitar Chord Master 2 offers a new, systematic method that will take you step by step from easy chords and rhythms to more sophisticated ones, just as you would get in a guitar class or private lesson. Ample instructions, diagrams, and exercises are provided so that you can master chords at your own pace. We promise that when you've finished, you'll not only know the chords, but you'll know how to use them in your own music, playing your favorite songs.

Go Beyond Beginner.

In this book, you will find:
  • Step-by-step lessons that show you how to play common embellished chords including major and minor 7ths, 9ths and add9ths, major and minor 6ths
  • A full introduction to and practice using a capo
  • Practice reading and strumming sixteenth notes
  • Instruction and practice playing in compound time
Plus, you'll find all the features you’ve come to expect from The Missing Method for Guitar Books, including:
  • A review of chords from Guitar Chord Master 1, Basic Chords
  • A clear explanation of chord theory
  • Hundreds of practice exercises
  • Example songs that teach you song forms and structures
  • Quick reference chord charts, including unique capo charts

Why wait?

Scroll up to order a digital edition, or scroll down for links to order it in paperback.

*This book was previously published under the title Guitar Chords Made Easy, Level 2: Beyond Basic Chords. If you've already completed that book, we recommend the third book in the series, Guitar Chord Master 3: Power Chords.
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Guitar Chord Master Book 2 Left-Handed Edition

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Learning something new shouldn't be a chore. We've done the work of flipping the images and diagrams so you can focus on making music.



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 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.


When we say mastery, we mean it. Each book features enough exercises and sample songs to offer variety and cement your skills.


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%.

Guitar Chord Master 1: Master Basic Guitar Chords, Strum Patterns, and Progressions


Guitar Chord Master 3: Master Power Chords on Guitar in Standard and Drop D Tuning


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