Beginner-Guitar

There’s something irresistible about the guitar…

It’s music and art. Modern and classic. Beautiful and rugged. It’s time alone and time with friends. It’s for everyone. It’s a whole lot of fun.

And now it’s easier to learn than ever before!

More than just another method book, Beginner Guitar is your all-in-one source for everything you want to know about playing guitar! Not only does it teach you how to play, but it gives you all the vital information every new guitar player should know, from taking care of your instrument to understanding amps, strings and effect pedals, to learning the basics of playing in different styles of music.

It’s over 170 pages of lessons, information, advice, exercises, practice songs, and more!

For the price of a single guitar lesson, you’ll get everything most guitar teachers will teach you in your first couple years of lessons!

It’s everything you need to get started

Each section allows you to move step-by-step through everything you’ll need to become a confident player.

  • Explore the basics of the instrument, including the different types of guitars and equipment
  • Learn to play chords, including power chords and progressions
  • Discover how much fun it can be to use tablature, read notes, and play by ear
  • Learn the best ways to practice to get better faster
  • Try out various playing styles—country, rock, folk, jazz, blues, and classical
  • Practice fingerpicking techniques
  • Learn how to care for your instrument, change strings, and tune
  • And much more!

You choose where to place your focus and when. This book was designed knowing that different people learn differently, so no need to start with chords if you want to learn to read tab first. Start with any Unit you choose. We’ll provide the instruction, photos, and diagrams to make it easy!

Experience you can trust

The Missing Method for Guitar is dedicated to creating high quality instructional materials that inspire and empower all levels of guitar player, from absolute beginners to professional guitarists. Author Christian J. Triola has a BA in Music (Jazz Studies), a Master’s degree in Education, over a dozen published guitar books, and 15+ years experience teaching hundreds of students of all ages to play guitar.

It’s time

Join the millions of people who have discovered the joy of playing guitar. Order your copy, and get started today!

More than just another method book, Beginner Guitar is your all-in-one source for everything you want to know about playing guitar! Not only does it teach you how to play, but it gives you all the vital information every new guitar player should know, from taking care of your instrument to understanding amps, strings and effect pedals, to learning the basics of playing in different styles of music.

It’s over 170 pages of lessons, information, advice, exercises, practice songs, and more!

For the price of a single guitar lesson, you’ll get everything most guitar teachers will teach you in your first couple years of lessons!

It’s everything you need to get started

Each section allows you to move step-by-step through everything you’ll need to become a confident player.

  • Explore the basics of the instrument, including the different types of guitars and equipment
  • Learn to play chords, including power chords and progressions
  • Discover how much fun it can be to use tablature, read notes, and play by ear
  • Learn the best ways to practice to get better faster
  • Try out various playing styles—country, rock, folk, jazz, blues, and classical
  • Practice fingerpicking techniques
  • Learn how to care for your instrument, change strings, and tune
  • And much more!

You choose where to place your focus and when. This book was designed knowing that different people learn differently, so no need to start with chords if you want to learn to read tab first. Start with any Unit you choose. We’ll provide the instruction, photos, and diagrams to make it easy!

Experience you can trust

The Missing Method for Guitar is dedicated to creating high quality instructional materials that inspire and empower all levels of guitar player, from absolute beginners to professional guitarists. Author Christian J. Triola has a BA in Music (Jazz Studies), a Master’s degree in Education, over a dozen published guitar books, and 15+ years experience teaching hundreds of students of all ages to play guitar.

It’s time

Join the millions of people who have discovered the joy of playing guitar. Order your copy, and get started today!

Beginner Guitar Essentials Course

New Release!!!

In this video companion to Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Guide, we will explore some of the major topics of the first four of the book to help you get started as you learn about your instrument, how to play chords, notes, and tab. It’s over an hour of FREE video lessons to help you get you started playing guitar today!

Access the audio files

Audio files are available for each exercise and song in the book. These are organized by book unit and section so you can navigate the files easily as you work your way through the text, and they available for you to stream online at your leisure.

Yes, there's a left-handed edition!

We know how frustrating it can be to try to flip images and diagrams in your in your head. No worries. We’ve created a left-handed edition just for you!

Lefty Beginner Guitar Book Cover

More books in this series

Missing Method for Guitar

Right-handed editions of books 1-5 are now available, as well as left-handed editions of books 1-3. Left-handed editions of books 4 & 5 are now in production.