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

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Don’t just memorize chords. Master them.

When we first begin playing guitar, most of us start out fussing around with chord charts and chord books. But chord charts don’t show you how to make music. And most chord books are only reference guides. Others either teach too many chords at once or don’t teach them systematically, leaving us scratching our heads as we try to figure out how to make the music happen.

Everything you need to master basic chords

  • Learn basic chord theory
  • Master common strumming patterns
  • Practice the right way with technique tips and example songs
  • Cement your skills with over 100 practice exercises
  • Explore barre chords and suspended chords
  • Find what you need with a quick-reference chord chart

Also included:

🎵 Streaming audio files so you can hear each exercise and song
Whether you’re just starting on guitar or have been noodling around for years, Guitar Chord Master: Basic Chords will give you the foundation you need to strum the songs you love.

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Order your copy and get started mastering chords today!

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Loved it.

This is a really good book for learning your first chords on guitar. The exercise are a 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.

— John Doe

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Learn with pictures and explanation.

Very good for average beginner.

— Lorraine & Richard, Amazon Reviewer

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Guitar Chord Master 1 from The Missing Method for Guitar

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Left-Handed Guitar Chord Master 1 from The Missing Method for Guitar

Also Available Left-Handed

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%.

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