OK, I have been lurking on the site for a few weeks now, and I have learned a thing or two already. I am going the "Teach Yourself" route to learn more about Music Theory... so I can expand my music knowledge (I have come to the end of my "Tab" path... and it has been good top me, but not as rewarding as I thought...'cus as you know TAB = Shortcut.. so thus the learn theory light went off; and now I want to know the right path of theory) If you would, could you all in the know construct a list of criteria that one should know -as it pertains to the process of what/how you were instructed when you began your music theory path. (perferably in a chronological order. dont skimp on the details or High/Low pts either, anything will be beneficial) I do know some scales, and the modes. more fingering then anything else..but I do some drills for them to get to know them.. starting to scratch the surface of Chords and Progressions... I took a Keyboarding class a few years ago (but do not own a keyboard) so I have the begining workings on how to read music.. which is another goal of mine that I am working on. My primary weapon is my 5string..(almost have the fretboard down, but I am still working on that too..the site reading exercises have been helping) again ANY thing will be of value. but if you get time please post what got you started, and what you would reccomend to someone going my route. The reason I would like an "Order of Operations" is there is so much information on here; drills/scales/progressions/chords..the like..that I have become a bit scatter-brained and need to focus my efforts a little. Thanks again and cheers!