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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is The Missing Method?

More than just your typical guitar method book, The Missing Method for Guitar books focus on specific skills, filling needs that aren’t currently being met in the marketplace. The Note Reading Series, for example, focuses on reading standard notation over the entire fretboard in a step-by-step manner, making it easier than ever to learn how to both read notation while learning the fretboard.

What Makes The Missing Method Different?

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.

How does The Missing Method work?

All of the Missing Method for Guitar books are written using current scaffolding theory, which is the prevailing method for teaching being used in classrooms and universities all over the country. The theory states that students who start learning any subject need a great deal of support or “scaffolding,” and as they progress; the support is slowly taken away, giving them the tools and confidence they need to further understand and learn the subject matter until either their goals are met or mastery is achieved.

Are Missing Method Books Available in Paperback?

Yes, all of our books are available in paperback. You can find them online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones,, Indie Bound, WHSmith, Angus & Robertson, Booktopia, Powell's, and more.

Are Missing Method eBooks Available on Other Platforms?

Yes, eBook editions of all of our books are available on Amazon, and we are working on making every book available on every online platform. You can already find many of them available from Kobo, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Overdrive, Scribd, Hoopla, and more.

Is there a benefit to buying eBooks direct?

Yes, several. First, when you buy direct eBooks direct from our site rather than from an outside retailer (Amazon, iBooks, etc.), you get free lifetime updates. Second, you get what we think is the best eBook format: pdf. Third, our long-term plan is package epub editions with each pdf, offering you more ways to view your book. (And again, these updates would be free to everyone who purchases before that addition.) Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, buying direct is the best way to support small businesses like us. Retailers take a large cut, and we're happy to pass those savings on to you through frequent promotions as our way of saying thank you.

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