I started off wanting to play when I had a roommate who was learning classical. After learning how to actually play a song with some melody (House of the Rising Sun) I actually felt like I could do it despite having small hands and no musical talent. But, I wanted to learn flamenco! And it’s impossible learning to read music looking at flamenco.
I purchased two books recently when I decided to pick it up again after my guitar was sitting for years. The method books are amazing! I was able to start sight-reading music in less than an hour, though very very poorly.
The books I got were:
Solo Guitar Playing – by Frederick Noad
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – by Christopher Parkening
I switch between the books because they are both great but teach slightly differently and it’s nice having different things to practice.