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The Missing Method for Guitar, Book 4: Master Note Reading in Crossover Positions

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Connect your knowledge of the fretboard. Master note reading in crossover positions.

If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, you’ve probably discovered that learning to piece together the notes on the fretboard is not an easy task. Yet, the fifth position is where most professional guitarists love to play, and the 9th position contains some of the richest tones on the neck.

Unlock your musicianship

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series is designed exclusively to teach you to master your fretboard. And this, the fourth book in the note reading series, is your guide to completing your mastery of note reading in the middle of the neck. It covers two crossover positions--3rd and 7th--so you’ll be ready to grab the notes you need when you need them.

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 by crossing over the open and fifth positions, in every key
  • Know how to read notes by crossing over the fifth and ninth positions, in every key
  • Developed your rhythm skills
  • Practiced reading in minor keys, including relative, 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, fifth, and ninth positions
  • Practice changing keys within a song
🎵 And of course, you’ll get free access to streaming audio files so you can hear each practice song and exercise.

No other method book covers virtually the entire neck like this one does. With over 200 pages of lessons, exercises, scales, songs, and more, The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 4 gives you everything you need to become fluid in playing across the neck from frets 1-12! 

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. Order your copy today and get started connecting your knowledge of the fretboard today.

Scroll up to order a digital edition, or scroll down for links to order it in paperback or ebook from your favorite online retailer.

What people are saying

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Great series. This is a complete, thorough manner to learn the fretboard - and in every key!

— David B., Amazon Reviewer

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Very happy with the ground covered; for students usually left to their own devices in finding useful upper position music to practice.

— guitarvin, Amazon Reviewer

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The Missing Method for Guitar Book 4: Note Reading in Crossover Positions

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Paperback editions are available from popular retailers around the world, including:

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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%.

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