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Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Guide to Learning Guitar

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Go from beginner to confident guitar player.

Have you dreamed of playing guitar but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve started playing but quickly became confused, overwhelmed, or didn’t know what to do next?

Turn your guitar dreams into reality

A lot of new guitar players have no idea how to start playing. When I was learning, I took lessons, and yet still felt like I didn’t entirely know what I was doing. I had so many questions that I didn’t know how to ask. I pronounced things incorrectly. I felt like everyone else had some secret vault of guitar knowledge that I was somehow missing. I needed a book that did more than just teach me how to play; it had to teach me everything I needed to know about the guitar to feel like a real player. But try as I might, I just couldn’t find what I was looking for.

Now, as a professional guitarist and guitar teacher, I want to help new players avoid these same frustrations and uncertainties. That’s why I created Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Guide. It not only teaches you how to play, it teaches you everything a new player wants to know to enter the vast world of guitar.

Discover how much fun playing guitar can be!

Inside the pages of Beginner Guitar, you’ll find everything you’ll need to get you started. The self-guided, step-by-step lessons include:
  • How to play the most common guitar chords
  • How to read Tablature and Musical Notation
  • Ample practice exercises & sample songs
  • How to play by ear
  • An introduction to a variety of playing techniques such as fingerpicking
  • Practice playing different styles of music including rock, country, jazz, blues, & classical
  • Learn about your instrument (acoustic & electric) and how to care for it, tune it, and change strings
  • About the equipment, such as tuners, capos, effect pedals, amplifiers, & more

Free Audio & Video to Make Learning Easier

Do you learn better with audio and video? No worries; we have you covered! With your purchase, you’ll also receive access to:
  ★ Free streaming video companion course that explains the most important concepts in detail
  ★ Free audio files so you can hear what each exercise and song should sound like

Finally learn to play the guitar

If you’ve spent years dreaming of playing, stop dreaming and start playing. Order your copy and begin your guitar journey today!

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Beginners Guide, for absolute beginners. Very good.

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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%.

Beginner Guitar Jumpstart Course

Don't forget the free course

The Beginner Guitar Jumpstart Course will walk you through the essential elements of the book to make it even easier to learn guitar.

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You can find digital editions of Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Guide on iBooks, Rakuten Kobo, Amazon, Google Play, Overdrive, and more.

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