You will need
  • guitar;
  • - tutorial.
Pick up the guitar. Learn to play easier on a classical guitar with nylon strings and wide neck, because you will have a large space for setting the fingers and soft strings which are difficult to clamp. However, this tool is more suitable for strumming and songs rock ("spleen" and "Muse", for example) will sound boring. For him more suitable for "pop" guitar: with a large body, metal strings and a narrow fingerboard. Learn to play this will be much harder.
Use the textbook. This will help to organize your future classes, which is very important. Two extremes can be called self-help books Ageeva and Medicago. The first is purely practical value: not giving almost no theory, learn to place your fingers to play the chording and to improvise when playing. Second, in contrast, exclusively uses staves (which still need to get used to read), describes in detail the principles of chords and applies only to professional terminology. Both a textbook worth considering, but better to start with the feather, to faster to achieve concrete results. Medicago worth reading only then, if you still feel that you need it.
Increase load gradually. First, learn how to play only the right hand – simple strumming on the strings from 1 (thinnest): 4-3-2-1-2-3-4; 5-3-2-3-1-3-2-3 and the like. Then proceed to the study of songs and solo parts in tablature. It is something like decrypted stave - they are marked in which order to clamp the string on what fret.
As soon as the fingers are more or less accustomed to the load from clamping the strings, begin to learn open chords. You have to memorize fingerings (the principle on which the chord is taken) for A, C, D, E, G and their minor variants (Am, Dm, etc.). Actually, at this point, and can proceed to learning specific songs – you can find hundreds of popular songs under construction only on these chords. When you will be able to play "open", proceed to the closed chords. Further training will only be in the constant practice will allow you to expand the range of available chords, ways of playing and solos.