im posting in here so i can come back and see the answers people leave in the morning. i would like to know the same thing.

k thanks
A good online beginner guide >>> http://www.musictheory.net/

Actually now I'm doing the same thing. I mean started to learn some theory after playing a bit over 5 years. lol.

Bought these wonderful two books -

1. Idiots' guide to Music theory - Michael Miller
2. The Jazz Theory Book - Mark Levine <<<< a bit advanced

Now I'm in the middle of the first one. NowI think I'm doing great.
well this site has a ton of stuff you can read, so that would probably be step one
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Guitar Noise has a nice collection of sorts on music theory...'bout all I can offer you at this point.
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