#1
Are there any books I should start out with? Should I just learn to read tab and just go from there? Should I get a certain chord book? Basicly where should I start? I've just been learning stuff off youtube for a couple months.
#2
get proficient at playing powerchords quickly, then open chord changes, then barre chords, all the while working the major, pentatonic, and pentatonic blues scale.
#3
I just read tabs I started out with easy songs and eventually as you learn different songs you get different skills down. Hammer-ons, Pull-off's, Trills, Bends, Vibratos, it will all come with learning different tabs.
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#4
above comments are good advice.
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If I told you, you wouldnt be self taught, would you?
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#6
Pick your favorite songs and try to learn them. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish on your own as long as you don't give up.
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If I told you, you wouldnt be self taught, would you?


lol.... smart ass

Now to answer the askers question...i think its better to learn how to actually read music notes then just tabs.. the books i would recommend are alfred's or mel bay's guitar book 1 , but since you want to be self taught i'd say go with alfred's since its more explained and also a little easier.
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#8
I used Tabs and dvd's, Got about 30 technique and "Learn to play" ones. Learned alot from some not so much from others. Taking lessons now after 2 years to learn how to read music (lots easier when you can already play several songs). Check out LickLibrary or similar site. They have some pretty good stuff.
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If I told you, you wouldnt be self taught, would you?


LOL Good one.
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get proficient at playing powerchords quickly, then open chord changes, then barre chords, all the while working the major, pentatonic, and pentatonic blues scale.


The typical rock guitarist progession ladder. Usually good.

When you're learning scales remember to learn the scale across and along the fretboard.

In terms of some staff you might want to consider, get either powertab for some of the more complex songs.

For books, I'd recommend picking up Fretboard Logic Vol 1, 2 and 3 for starters.
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LEARN THEORY, you're going to learn it sooner or later. Get it done early and it will help you sooooo much. Use these two to help:

http://ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503032
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#14
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I just read tabs I started out with easy songs and eventually as you learn different songs you get different skills down. Hammer-ons, Pull-off's, Trills, Bends, Vibratos, it will all come with learning different tabs.

That's how I did it :P
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#17
Now learn songs and everything. Start easy. Try to challenge yourself more and more. Play stuff you like. Learn the pentatonic and blues scales early and try to learn the major and minor scale early as well. Learn about keys early and why certain chord are in certain keys. Try connecting the songs you are learning to play with the theory you are learning. What key is a song in what type of progression are the chords. What scale is that riff using, what scale is that solo using etc.
#18
Basic Major chords.

Hammer-ons and Pull-offs.

Power Chords.

Pentatonic Scale.

Picking.
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