It’s funny how sometimes you can hang on to something for a long time but never actually get around to using it until years later. Such is the case for me with Robby Garner’s book “Essential Music Theory for Electric Bass“. Honestly, I bought this book back in the mid-nineties, before the World Wide Web was the phenomena it is today. If I recall correctly I ordered it through a mail-order ad I found in the back of Bass Player Magazine. At the time my knowledge of Music Theory was primitive at best. I had taken a couple of music classes at Community College, but never really understood the whole mechanics of it. When I received the book I set to work on it, completed the first chapter, and as I did with most instructional books of this type back then, put it on a shelf, not looking at it again in earnest until very recently. Back then I had no real comprehension of theory at all. I was playing in a punk band and had hoped the book would make me a better player. Unfortunately for me, I had at that point received no formal training on how to play the bass and was pretty much winging it. As such, I just did not possess the discipline needed to sit down and work through these types of books. The thing about me though is, I know when I find a good thing, and I hang on to it. Fast forward 15+ years, and I still have a very usable book that I am just now truly utilizing.