I'm new to the forum and am finding some great info here.
I've owned an electric guitar (Yamaha SF700)since I was 13 and I'm now 46 and I've never really learned to play!
This may sound wierd, but I can move around the fretboard quickly and easily and play some pretty good made up guitar solos. I have good string bending technique etc. etc. and can play bar chords etc. with ease. I can play lots of little bits of lots of songs by learning from TAB, but I know absolutely nothing about music theory etc. This is due to the fact I've picked up the guitar over the years and just practiced my own thing or learned little bits of TAB here and there.
So, my question is, where do I go from here?
I really want to start playing properly and know what I'm doing. But when I pick up a guitar tuition book they all start at the very beginning which is extremely boring and I always end up giving up. Remember, I can move about the fretboard really well and if the guitar book shows me a new chord, I can just do it, so I need something that is basic from an understanding music point of view, but intermediate from a playing point of view!
Is there anyone out there like me who can play but can't play so to speak?
If anyone has any advice on a good guitar course or book to get me out of this rut, I'd be well pleased as I really want to become a 'real' guitarist before it's too late!
Grateful for any advice