It's my first post here I'll introduce myself properly later; but right now, I am too worried
I have been playing guitar for 1 year now and I finally figure out that I am not a huge fan of learning guitar from popular songs.
My problem is that it's all what teachers seem to do! (teach guitar using popular songs) I had one guitar teacher so far and I talked to another potential one and apparently, electrical guitar is mostly about popular songs!
The thing is, it can't be true because I find really great etudes in the article section of this site, and also, guitarists are not just playing with singers. I heard few "instrumental" songs in which the guitar is leading and I would love to play like those guitarists.
Now I am getting desperate here, because I finally find something that I am passionate about (playing guitar ) and I know that I can be good at it but I feel like if I don't get somebody that understands what I like, I won't be able to get motivated. I don't want to learn solely from popular songs!
Now, you guys should know that I did 5 years of piano before and maybe I expect guitar to be like piano in terms of musical piece, and maybe it's a mistake, But in all honesty, I don't see why musical pieces of guitar would only be popular songs. It doesn't make any sense!
So can anybody please help me find some good books or tell me if I should go and learn classical guitar instead? (Not I really want to learn classical guitar but would that be the only option, I'd happily do it!)
Basically, anybody with any comments or advices, please help!