#1
I just got my first guitar, a stratocaster, about 2 weeks ago. I was wondering what you guys fell the best or most efficient way to learn the guitar is. So far I have just been following beginner lessons online. How did most of you guys learn, and is following online lessons the best way to get the hang of things? Thanks!
#2
well depends on what you want to do... i got my guitar as a distraction from school, i've used the web as a resource to increase my skill, but because i have no training from welll anyone i don't know if i'm doing anything right at all...

if u are serious about learning the art of the guitar i would suggest finding an actual teacher and taking lessons in a style you want to learn

if u are just treading waters UG is an excellent resource in written material as well as videos (if u are new look up pick n' grin on UG TV) to start you off to see if this is something u want to do seriously
#4
I've learned completely from online tutorials and jam sessions.
Just keep looking at tutorials, and song tabs (Try learning the easy parts of a tab first.) and what not.
Do you know any experienced guitarists? If so, try and have a jam with them or something.
#5
no i do not know any guitarists. i want to get semi-serious with this but i dont really want to shell out alot of money for lessons right now. im a broke college student
#6
If u look 4 this guy on youtube called lazyfret he gives amazing lessons for begginers! by following his lessons i then discovered i could play all the major chords so many of the song tabs and chords became much simpler to follow after that! i dont think u need a teacher really just practice, practice, practice is the key ive never had any help but i used 2 play for about 2 hours a night and its amazing how quickly you will advance!! Good luck my friend!!