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Get Started Playing Guitar

There are many approaches to getting started playing guitar. The Missing Method for Guitar books cover these approaches, from an all-in-one guide, to books focused on chords, note reading, technique, and more. Each method includes ample instruction and practice and are available for both right and left-handed players.

Beginner Guitar

The All-in-One Guide

Explore everything from equipment, to chords, note reading, TAB, fingerpicking, playing styles, and more. This book includes a brief overview of many major topics so you can determine where you want to focus next. And when you've finished, it makes a handy reference guide.

Available in right and left-handed editions.

Guitar Chord Master 1 from The Missing Method for Guitar

Guitar Chord Master 1

Master Basic Chords and Progressions

This first book in the series gives you everything you need to master basic chords: easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and diagrams; common strum patterns; example songs; and plenty of practice exercises.

Available in right and left-handed editions.

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 1: Master Note Reading in the Open Position

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 1

Master Note Reading in the Open Position

Start mastering your fretboard and know every note you’re playing. This first book in the Missing Method series will teach you everything from the basics of note reading to how to read and play every note from frets 0 to 5 and in all 12 keys.

Available in right and left-handed editions.

Technique Master for Guitar Book 1 from The Missing Method for Guitar

Technique Master (Book 1)

53 Warm-ups to Revolutionize Your Guitar Playing

Improve your dexterity, finger strength, and timing! If you are new to the guitar, this step-by-step approach to warming-up will help you build the strength and coordination you need to play more accurately than ever before. If you’ve been playing for a while, you too can benefit from working on your technique because it helps keep your fingers in shape and ready to take on any new challenge!

Perfect Practice Book from The Missing Method for Guitar

Perfect Practice

How to Zero in on Your Goals and Become a Better Guitar Player Faster

Learn the secrets to transforming your practice time into time well-spent. This book will help you to figure out how to identify and overcome the obstacles in your way by showing you what to practice and how to structure your time so you see results faster. For any level guitar player from beginner to advanced.



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%.