Watch the Creative Approaches for Guitar online guitar lesson by Allen Hinds from Melodic Improv
Guitar has evolved in a lot of interesting ways since I first started playing in the late '60s. These days, I look at guitar as a "frisbee", something that everyone has in their garage. This is because guitar is so much fun to pick up and make something musical happen right away. This evolves into learning chords and learning patterns - and before you learn theory, there's a lot of fun that can be had on guitar. There's a lot of people that have made great careers by using their ears.
What I'd like to give you here is what I've gathered in my 30+ years of teaching, specifically some techniques and concepts that can help students who are using their ears evolve and get further without getting into the nitty gritty of it all. There's lots of fun to be had by just being creative.