And it makes NO SENSE. Compared to things like the piano. And alot of the time it really easy to break things down into pattens. But this isn't the way to do it. I figured this out because my buddy threw a chord progression into the air(he plays piano) And I hadn't a clue of where to begin. I figured out that these were chord structures and scales WAAAY outside the patterns I am used to following. (I.E. If he were doing chords in the key of G I would have been fine) But he was using flat chords en ****. DAMMIT!! Now I am taking the extra step.. and putting my instrument down for a little bit. And working on my JUST my music theory. Hopefully it will translate well to my instrument when I go back to pick it up. Any body else have any suggestions on how to apply this type of music theory to the freatboard without relying on patterns. Currently I am using flash cards to aid this.