it aint so secret ive been playin less than a year. teachin myself out of as many books as i can get my hands on. sometimes i have questions so i go to the local music shops. so many people playin killer lines. it fastenates me to hear them play. so ill ask them my question and the typical reply is i cant read music. how can you play like that and not read music? i want to learn how to play and learn music theory. am i wrong for this. so here is my burnin question. how many of you know how to read and understand music. thank you for your replys.