I frequently say I was self-taught by a teacher who knew not the first thing about music (someday maybe you'll hear the story of Big Little John, Little Big John, and Cochise....worth a [
] at least). Can't read music, can't play by ear (but that's getting better as I get more familiar with the structure of music through exposure). Playing with others is perhaps the best teaching experience I've ever had....you can learn a lot by observing and listening, so my advice to wiggles is don't be afraid to join in jams.
I find scales a bit intimidating, since I have ABSOLUTELY NO theoretical foundation, but what I did find helpful was figuring out which chords usually go in the more common keys....at least that way if I heard someone say It's in D for dog at Pearl, I knew which chords to play, even if I didn't know which sequence to use until I had listened to a verse or two.
YT is FULL of instructional stuff....some easy to understand, some just too difficult for me, but every one has something that expands my knowledge base and someday perhaps I'll figure it out, who knows [:I] .
'Till then, it's Onward through the fog for this ol' cowboy musician.
Dugly [8D]YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)