#1
i've been playing guitar for a year now and ive have lessons for 11months. I cant take lessons anymore and ive been trying really hard to learn but it is really difficult. Also, when ever i look online for guitar tabs they are always wrong. For those people who teach themselfs how do you do it, buy books?
#2
The lessons on UG are great, and for many songs the tabs are really close, if not exact (some are taken from official tablature...)

I've been playing about a year (not counting my year I didn't play for more then 5-10 minutes a month...) and am 99.99% self taught. (Had 2 "lessons" with the guitarist who was in a band upstairs at my old place. I'll say this, he was a horrible teacher, but a good guitarist. He didn't teach me chords, string names, ANY theory at all, just taught me what a power chord is, and taught me Enter Sandman by Metallica (no solo), and corrected me when I made mistakes playing...




Please add me if as a friend I helped! (I like to think I'm a friendly person)
#3
I learned just by learning how to play easy songs that I wanted to, and got progressively more advanced as I went along. If you can't find a tab you think is right then try figuring the song out on your own by ear. It takes longer, but it's more rewarding and helps train your ear. I do recommend learning an even mix of theory (from lessons on UG and such) and songs, because I made the mistake of just learning songs for years, and I ended up getting stuck for awhile.

www.cyberfret.com is one site I recommend checking out for online lessons.