You are Ready for Note Reading
The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 1 focuses solely on note-reading so guitarists at any level, from beginner to advanced, can learn how to read standard notation. It introduces you to everything you need to know in order to understand reading guitar music, even if you’ve never read music before. This easy, step-by-step approach starts with the basics and moves forward until you can read every note in the first position of the fretboard.
Put an end to your note reading fears.
- Learn to read and play standard guitar notation in open position (Frets 0-5), in every key
- Understand the difference between beat and rhythm, and practice with a variety of rhythms
- Discover why time is the secret ingredient of being a solid player
- Practice and play scales and songs in every key
- Explore the basics of guitar music theory
- Hone your sight reading skills
- Develop mastery with hundreds of practice songs and exercises
- Hear each exercise with free streaming audio files
When you’ve finished, you’ll be a more confident player and a more competent musician. Then, if you’d like to take your skill set further, continue on through the series, learning to read every note in each position of the neck. Each book can be used in conjunction with any other method book, by itself, with a teacher, or on your own.
New in the Second Edition:
- Updated songs and examples
- Even clearer practice instructions
- Additional rhythm practice pages
- New songs for practicing ties, dotted rhythms, and accidentals
- New Review Sections
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Join those who’ve already learned to read standard notation with The Missing Method and see what a difference it makes in your own playing.
What people are saying
This is an excellent book for learning how to read music for the guitar for both beginners (me) and more advanced. This series of 5 books makes learning guitar notation and note reading across the frets painless and enjoyable.
— Kerry Nelson, Amazon Reviewer (of 1st edition)
Experienced player, or novice, you'll learn from this book. It is clearly written, and well illustrated. This volume, the Open Position, is the foundation you need to become a better player.
— Amazon Reviewer (of 1st edition)
This is a very well written introductory guitar book with many exercises for every key using everything from whole notes to sixteenth notes
— MFP, Amazon Reviewer (of 1st edition)
A great series for students & teachers alike.
— Amazon Reviewer (of 1st edition)
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 DIFFERENCE
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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