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Missing Method 1 Note Reading Audio Companion

Hear each exercise and song on all six strings, in all 12 keys in open position!

The exclusive audio companion for

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 1: The Open Position

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

The Missing Method for Guitar, Book 1

The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series, Book 1: The Open Position

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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 Made series, Technique Master series, and The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series.

Together with his wife of 13 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


  Ties, Dotted Rhythms, Accidentals, & 3/4 Time
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  The Key of C
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  The Key of G
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  The Key of D
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  The Key of A
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  The Key of E
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  The Key of B
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  The Key of F#
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  Exploring Sixteenth Notes
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  The Key of F
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  The Key of Bb
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  They Key of Eb
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  The Key of Ab
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  The Key of Db
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  The Key of Gb
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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?
What is The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series?
It is a unique series of method books designed to teach you how to read and play the notes all the way up the neck of the guitar. The first book in the series focuses on note reading in the open position, frets 0-5, and subsequent books move further up the neck.
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]

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