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Master the Note Reading

Designed for note reading mastery, The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading series works progressively from one string to the next, through every key. Book 1 starts you in open position (Frets 0-5) and each subsequent book moves further up the neck finishing with the highest notes on guitar (Frets 12-22). If you are looking to master the fretboard, this is the series for you!


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

Book 1: 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.

The Missing Method for Guitar Book 2 Note Reading in the 5th Position

Book 2: The 5th Position

Move beyond the basics of note reading. Many guitar players start with a method book that teaches them how to reads a few notes, but most of those books don’t take you any further. Missing Method 2 fixes that problem. Discover for yourself what those other method books have been keeping from you.


Available in right and left-handed editions.

The Missing Method for Guitar Book 3 Note Reading in the 9th Position

Book 3: The 9th Position

Take your knowledge of the fretboard to new heights! This follow up to Book 2 teaches you how read notes on the guitar from frets 9-13. Explore the rich tones in the part of the neck that many players consider to be the guitar’s sweet spot.


Available in right and left-handed editions.

The Missing Method for Guitar Book 4 Note Reading in the Crossover Positions

Book 4: Crossover Positions

Conquer every note from the open string to fret thirteen. Book 4 teaches you how to read the notes that cross over the open and fifth positions as well as fifth and ninth positions. It’s two books in one! Even if you thought you knew your frets well before, this book will help you cement that knowledge for good.


Available in right and left-handed editions.

The Missing Method for Guitar Book 5 Note Reading in the 12th Position & Beyond

Book 5: 12th Position & Beyond

Welcome to the virtuoso region of the neck. Learn to read the guitar’s highest notes. With Book 5 you’ll finally be able to read those metal, jazz, rock, and classical solos that you currently have to figure out using TAB. TAB’s a great way to learn, but it can also be full of errors. Know better than the TAB, and decide for yourself the best way to play any song.


Available in right and left-handed editions.