A couple of months ago I bought an acoustic guitar. A Norman ST40. I have a friend who is a great guitar player and on Saturday nights we would drink beer and he would teach me a thing or two until we got to the drinking point when I stopped learn etc. It was a great time. He recently got a new job and has moved three provinces away. I still want to learn but am not excited about the classroom/lesson environment. I would love to have ideas on good books etc. or anything that would help me learn. I am mostly interested in playing stuff that I don't think should be too tough, Dave Matthews, The Hip, Keith Whitely. So how did you learn? How would you suggest I learn? I am 26 and have the self disipline to learn, but I don't want to waste time making little to no progress. I really don't want to get frustrated and put away the guitar.