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The Missing Method for Guitar, Book 3 Left-Handed Edition: Master Note Reading in the 9th Position

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Remove the guesswork. Know your fretboard. Master reading and playing guitar music in the 9th position.

Many guitar methods touch on note reading in the open position, but that’s where it ends. This leaves most guitarists having to figure out the rest of the fretboard on their own, which can be tedious, time-consuming, and downright frustrating. But not anymore. 

Unlock your musicianship with the Power of Note Reading

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series is designed exclusively to teach you to master your fretboard. And this, the third book in the note reading series, is your guide to mastering note reading in the middle of the neck, the region with some of the richest tones, and the power to take your sound, your skills, and your understanding of guitar music to the next level.

Discover the Power of Note Reading

Like all Missing Method books, when we say “mastery,” we mean it. With ample instructions, illustrations, and practice, when you’ve finished the book, you will know:
  • How to read notes in the upper region of the neck (Frets 9-13), in every key
  • How to read in minor keys, including relative minor, melodic, harmonic, and jazz-melodic minors

Solidify Your Skills

Missing Method books are designed to develop mastery in a particular skill. To that end, in this book you you will also:
  • Review open and 5th positions
  • Develop your rhythm skills
  • Practice and Play in every key
  • Learn scales in every key while you learn the neck
  • Learn more guitar music theory
  • Know how to hone your sight reading skills
🎵 And of course, you’ll get free access to streaming audio files so you can hear each practice song and exercise.

Guided Lessons on Your Schedule

Over the past 20 years, Christian J. Triola has taught hundreds of students to play guitar. With a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Studies), he has used this knowledge and experience to create a focused note reading series that gives you plenty to practice without making you feel overwhelmed or intimidated. And in the end, you’ll be a better musician for it.

Get Started Today

This book works great on its own or in conjunction with any other method book, and it can be used to teach yourself or with an instructor. See what a difference mastering note reading in the 9th position can make. Order your copy today and get started today.

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*Note: This is a left-handed edition. For the right-handed edition, click here.
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What people are saying

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I have the two previous items in this series and have found them very useful. There not much more to say here suffice to add they are for left handed ( would be players), and therefore are recommended.

— Devere Wolfe, Amazon Reviewer

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I've already written excellent review for the previous book! In the 5th position! And this one is now the 9th position. I say exactly the same as the other book.

Excellent! But need to work from book 1 or at least the previous book before this one!

— Penelopepitstop03, Amazon Reviewer

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Five stars. Very good.

— Crow, Amazon Reviewer

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The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 3 Left-Handed Edition

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Missing Method books are available in paperback and digital editions at online retailers around the world.



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%.

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