Thanks, I appreciate the thoughtful responses. I have seen some of these titles mentioned before and I don’t know why I never got around to reading them but I’ll get back on it.
Of course I don’t expect to get to expert level quickly. Or ever, to be honest, being that this is a hobby I love to spend a few hours a week with. But I do appreciate having a starting point and hope to have enough rudimentary knowledge to be a good amateur. I’m a pretty mediocre technical player and a pretty mediocre songwriter so if I can reach that same level of mediocrity with technical components it should bring me up to an overall average I can be pretty proud of, haha.