I would like to be able to understand more of what I read in the guitar-related threads here on the Dope, and in guitar-based analysis of rock music. I can read music, but I’m primarily self-taught and don’t know much music theory. So at this point I’m in over my head pretty quickly when it comes to chord names and roman numerals.
I’m wondering what would be a good approach to learn some more about chord-based music. So far I’ve been reading a little music theory on the web, and playing chords on the piano. As an alternative, I could try to learn more about chords and chord progressions by playing around with an acoustic guitar (a relative has offered to loan me one). Does anyone have suggestions about whether piano or guitar would be better for learning purposes? I plan to work on this in my spare time, and I’m prepared for it to take a while.