jmauer wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:44 am
... the right book. Finding the right book for someone like me could be a bit of a challenge:
There are several good method books out there. Shearer, as recommended above, is one of them. Since you already read music, you might also try the Julio Sagreras Lessons for Guitar
(in 6 volumes). I think the exercises effectively cover a wide range of techniques fairly early on, and they sound pretty good, too. It doesn't spend as much time on music basics as some others do...but it also doesn't give as much detailed technical instructions either.
After the first volume or so, you will probably want to start exploring the standard guitar repertoire. There are tons of sources of graded repertoire, (and lots of advice here on this forum) but I'd try learning to navigate the guitar a bit first.
I know you didnt ask this, but please also consider finding a good CG teacher, at least for a few lessons. You probably can self-teach out of the Sagreras lessons, but it will go much
easier & faster if you have someone to explain. With your musical background, I suggest NOT
going to the local "dude who teaches at a music store", but seek someone who teaches at nearby colleges; they might also teach privately, and some of their graduate students might be quite good!
If you live in a city, you could also find performers you respect and approach them for advice, maybe after a gig? Many teachers might also agree to occasional lessons, which might be appropriate given your prior musical experience.