The answer to "how do I get better at guitar?" usually is, practice. It's more complicated than that. Easy answers are often clear, simple, and wrong. In my list of Top Ten Tips to Master Guitar, this is the number one tip.
Neoclassical shred guitarist Dan Mumm explains his guitar practice secrets. These tips show that guitar mastery depends on a great practice routine. This in-depth article explains how proper practice technique has contributed to Dan's success.
Sweep Picking for beginners is a guide that will quickly show you the fundamental techniques to play sweeping arpeggios. Master this within a week. This is easy enough for a beginner but still enlightening for experienced players that haven't yet mastered this technique.
Doug Marks knows a thing or two about How to Start a Band. He's been a band mate of Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and Lonnie Vencent (King Kobra, Bullet Boys) and recorded an album featuring Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) on drums. He developed these strategies beginning with small local bands.
One of the main reasons people are drawn to the guitar is the idea of self-actualization. Because the guitar is a means to express oneself, to see measurable personal growth and to find success in an incredibly competitive space, it’s a beacon to the ambitious. Of course, this can lead to a bit of a catch 22 that many serious guitarists have to deal with at some point. This has to do with a little thing we call ego.