Preamble: OK, I have started a few threads in the last year about theory and to be honest was blown away by the responses here and in PM's. I was reluctant to give it another spin because I failed miserably, life events and other things cluttering my pea size brain, and I felt I might have let some of you down (Catholic guilt is a curse, I even feel responsible for the Titanic sinking) It's just been a flat out strange year on so many levels. Onward: Decided wtf, fall down and get up and try again. So here's where I'm at: I know some chords, I know enough scales and licks to have a good time but want to go further before I'm too old to remember what it is I'm doing. I want to build my knowledge road one brick at a time, small bites that I can digest. Too much information and that spinning Twilight Zone image appears in my head. So just like you were talking to an 8 year old, what do you suggest to be the next logical step? Many thanks in advance.