Ive got a few miles on me, have a decent ear, know hundreds of tunes,various styles, can pick a few solos apart, even come up with my own stuff but, the better I get and the more I play, the more I feel like I really dont know a dam thing musically. If I can play anything great,or arrange something Im happy with, its usually because of hunting around for the right notes or positions and having the tenacity of a pitbull to pull it all together. I am amazed to watch pickers like Scotty Anderson or Joe Pass, play endless wonderful lines, flowing as easy as crap through a goose! Im thinking lately its all my fault. I know some theory but I really dont know, THEORY. I know bits and pieces of a bunch of theory systems,but I find sitting down and going over theory is like doing math. Id just rather be playing. Has anyone gone through this, and more important has anyone found a real common sense approach to theory. Id love to find a real eye opening ah ha moment, that would make theory sense to me and open my musical doors. Thanks for your time and help.