Every good boy does fine and all that ... I was playing at church today and got me thinking. I grew up in a good school system and we had basic music education. So I knew about the staff, beats in a measure and such. We had recorders, and i took a little (very little) violin...not sure when/why I quit it. I had a Casio keyboard at 13 and some basic song books. I've was ok with picking out melody in a song on that keyboard. I can't really read music so I can't aight read for guitar. I play chords from the beats in the measures. I ask this, because in the theory section, I see discussions where experienced people explain things like keeping time and essentially defining the term "melody". Guitar seems to be one of the few instruments people pick up with out a music education. I guess Tuba isn't as popular. What kind of music ed did you have?