I have never played guitar before. I've played piano before when I was young but that's the extent of my musical training.
I'm self teaching myself for now (today is my second day so think blank sheet) as I just don't have time to meet/arrange lessons yet due to my career.
With that in mind, I really love jazz/blues guitar and want to learn in that direction especially soloing. Everything I've found so far on "beginner jazz" lessons seems to assume a certain level of basic guitar training and learning. So I just wanted to get some advice from all you fellow experienced guitar players on how best to go about this.
It seems going through some really basic lessons like: http://www.gibson.com/Lessons/Arlen-Roth-Lessons/Basics/Beginning-Electric-Guitar-Chapter-1.aspx
are going to be essential. From there building a practice routine that is targeted towards soloing (less rhythmic, starting on blues scale and pattern) seems to be appropriate. In my case I'm not certain if it is necessary to learn how to read music and instead just focus on listening to music I like and trying to reproduce it by myself.
There seems to be a lot of vocabulary and theory that I could go learn but I am wondering in my case how much of it is really necessary?