QUOTE (Bear Rose @ May 6 2011, 11:12 PM)
If you want to learn them, go for it! Whatever you are motivated to do is what you should work at.
For example, lets say that I am really amped up to learn the guitar solo in a difficult song, but it seems I should learn an easier solo first and gradually work up to it, I may tend to lose my motivation because what I really want to do is work on that 1 solo. Hope that example makes sense.
I agree wholeheartedly... from experience this is definitely the most enduring way to learning something. If something resonates with you, whether it's learning the pentatonic scale or a major scale, then follow that road as it will be easier to soak up the information seeing as you're enjoying it etc..
There's no specific order for learning things either.. if you follow the things that immediately inspire you then all things you need and want to learn will also fall into place when you're ready to receive them
I agree with all the advice the others said too.. if you apply the above to it, you're more likely to stay inspired and avoid becoming bored or discouraged