If you're picking up a second instrument (in this case the guitar), I want to warn you about a health hazard. It's called Riff Disease. Riff Disease is insidious, hard to avoid, and among beginning guitarists it's pandemic. I'm thinking of hosting a benefit concert to fight it. Here's how it expresses itself: You learn the hook from a favorite song, and you can't stop playing it, even if you try not to. I remember this happening when I was starting to play bass way back in 1982 or so, and now it's happening to me with guitar. On bass, I kept on playing stuff like the Pink Panther theme and that riff from Star Trek that they play whenever Spock is getting all intense and stuff. The disease can strike any musician, even those who have been playing for years. It appears to be related to inexperience with a given instrument rather than overall musical experience. In my case, I've been playing bass for about 23 years, but this has not protected me from a flareup of the disease related to picking up the electric guitar. I've learned the first eight bars or so from Steely Dan's "Reeling in the Years" and even found a tone on the amp that sounds awfully close to the way it ought to. Sounds so good I can't stop playing it, even if I try not to. It's both very pleasurable (because it's fun to sound good) and frustrating (because I want to work more on basics but this keeps getting in the way). Beware!