Music builds community.
Community builds music.
They are yin and yang. Soul mates. Partners. Each can survive without the other. But they are more complete, interesting, and fulfilled when joined together.
Don’t try to learn music in a vacuum. Learn the music that will be played where you live or travel.
If you have a community and want to learn music, match the music you learn to that community.
If you don’t currently have a community, then select the music that will fit the community you seek.