sry i got my guitar 5 months back. and i never knew what ate hammer ons and pull offs until i got my electric. the only things i knew about guitar when i got my electric are-
how to tune it (electronic tuner :P)
how to hold the pick
ideal guitar position
and a few open position chords like C, D, E, G, A. i never knew there are F and B chords LOL
and a few nursery rhymes
so after getting the electric, it was like a completely fresh start for me. thanks to IGT, Youtube and a few of my friends who taught me some nice techniques.
now i am concentrating more on lead guitar playing coz i know many rhythm guitarists but very very few lead guys.