Wanted to make a list of essential guitar learning material.
My recommendations are:
For Fingerstyle: Mark Hanson's Beyond Basics Fingerstyle Guitar & also his
Contemporary Travis Picking

For Lead Guitar: Michael Angelo Batio's Speed Kills 1 & 2
It changes over time as your playing advances and your interests in different genres broaden.

I find Miles Davis' autobiography very informative for learnig about jazz. Of course I have theory books as well but you get the idea.

Incidentally, every other word is mother ****er.
Last edited by mdc at Oct 9, 2011,