Guitar Chord Master, Book 1: Audio Companion Course

Hear each exercise and song included in Guitar Chord Master 1: Basic Chords

The exclusive audio companion for

Guitar Chord Master, Book 1: Basic Chords

The files are broken down into units, then further divided into sections so you can easily find each exercise as you work through the book. Reference page numbers are also included.

The full set of audio files can be viewed in the curriculum list below.



Required Text

Guitar Chord Master 1: Basic Chords


This book is your guide to mastering basic chords and strum patterns. Available in right and left-handed eBook and paperback editions from Amazon and many more other online retailers around the world.

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*Note: Guitar Chord Master 1: Basic Chords was originally released under the title Guitar Chords Made Easy, Level 1: Basic Chords. If you’ve got a copy of Guitar Chords Made Easy, Level 1:Basic Chords, this course will work perfectly for you too!

Your Instructor


Christian J. Triola
Christian J. Triola

Christian J. Triola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Studies); a Master’s Degree in Education; has taught guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and piano for over 20 years; and has played in a variety of bands in addition to his many solo performances. He is the author of The Missing Method for Guitar brand of books, including Beginner Guitar: the All-in-One Guide, the Guitar Chords Master series, Technique Master series, and The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series.

Together with his wife of 15 years, he is dedicated to creating high quality instructional materials to inspire and empower all levels of guitar player, from absolute beginners to professional musicians. Learn more and subscribe for free guitar playing tips at TheMissingMethod.com.


Course Curriculum


  Lesson 2: How to Read a Fretboard Diagram
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  Lesson 3: G Major & E Minor
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  Lesson 4: D7 Chord
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  Lesson 6: D Major and A7
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  Lesson 8: A Major & E7
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  Lesson 10: D Minor
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  Lesson 12: Introducing Barre Chords
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  Lesson 13: 3/4 Time
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  Lesson 14: Bb Major & C7
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  Lesson 15: Introducing Minor Barre Chords
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  Lesson 16: B Minor & C Minor
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  Lesson 17: Ties & Rests
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  Lesson 18: F# Minor
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  Lesson 19: Introducing Suspended Chords
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  Final Thoughts
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you've bought the book and would like to hear what the exercises sound like, we don't think you'll be disappointed. And the course is free, so what do you have to lose?
Is there audio instruction as well?
This online component contains no instruction, as it is simply a means for you to hear what the exercises in the book sound like. However, we think you will find the instruction in the book is all you need. If you run into any sticking points, feel free to contact us via social media or email us at [email protected]
What is the Guitar Chord Master Series?
It is a unique series of method books designed to teach you how to play chords, chord progressions, and a variety of strum patterns on guitar so you can establish the skills needed to play the songs you love. The series works in a progressive manner, beginning with the easiest chords, patterns, and progressions and slowly advancing as your skills develop. Guitar Chord Master 1: Basic Chords is the first book in the series.

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