Please keep in mind that I am not familiar with all the classical terms and definitions of things, I am a self taught guitarist with no teacher available due to my location.
So I have been playing for awhile and I was able to really decide what my goal is. I would like to be able to play a few different pieces and have the skill to pick up ones that I want to learn as I discover more music. One example of this is Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, that is my dream piece to be able to play of all the classical pieces I have ever heard, the whole thing. I would also like to play Chaconne in D Minor by Bach as well.
Aside from these couple pieces being my ultimate goal to play, I want to be able to improvise and I'm not so worried about speed as of yet, but I want to be able to play something that sounds classical with a couple scale runs here and there, and fingerstyle similar to Andantino in C by Carulli, or the piece Ancient Stones from the game Skyrim.
Now I have a few things down pretty well, I can figure out any full barre chord at will, I know the 5 basic positions of the major scale(as in the CAGED shapes) I know all open chords, I can change keys at will (when it comes to scales, not necessarily all the chords I know) I have been working on playing in intervals such as 3rds and 6ths. I have been practicing by right hand technique using Giuliani's 120 Studies. I have also been working on shifting positons using the "Segovia Scales". I have also been working on rhythym and sight reading seperalty with spontaneous works so I progress faster, and am actually Sight reading instead of playing from memory. I can change almost any of my chords at a rate of about 60bpm on the slower ones, and a lot quicker on the ones I have been playing for awhile.
Three or so days ago I only knew how to play Andantino in C by Carulli. Now I can play Sor - Op.60 Etude 1, Carcassi Op. 60 Etude 1, Ancient Stones from the game Skyrim, I was able to place the majority of Jesu son of mans desiring just by looking at it and playing.
I have done all this by myself in and a few months ago I couldn't do anything but play the chords of C, G, A, E, and D major and minor.
I realize I have progressed a lot by myself, and like I said having a teacher is not an option.
I would love to be able to improvise quickly as in about the speed of Toccata and Fugue in D minor, as well as play the works mentioned at the top. I realize these will take lots of work and time, I'm not debating that.
But I want to know specifically what I need to focus on as a player in order to arrive at this goal. I find myself everywhere considering learning all these different pieces. I find myself picking up everything I can about technique and theory.
Therein lies the problem however. I have been developing a strong practice and have a lot of sources at my disposal.
I need direction from a more experienced player. I need help figuring out what to focus on here. I understand the importance of playing others pieces, and time and everything, but those are separate to the meat to this question.
So the question specifically here is: Can anyone out there help me get a clearer focus here? I know that I have a ton of information here and that it needs order, but piecing this together is not possible for me without help, I wish I had a teacher in this regard but alas I do not. I want anyone that comments on this to understand that what I am desiring here is a full conversation preferably privately where I can ask questions and get answers. I have been trying to figure this out for a couple weeks and have been looking everywhere. Please help, and please don't recommend me a book or a piece without a discussion first, so I can explain myself and be properly understood.
Sorry for the super long message here, but I have honed in on this to give you as much information as I can, I have asked this question in different ways and none of the answers I have gotten so far are fitting correctly.
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph. - Robert E. Howard.