Ok, so I'm wanting to start writing my own songs and such. I'm a huge metal fan, so I want solos in my songs, but I'm sure I'll have to work up to that. If you were teaching a complete newb to musical theory, what would you start with?
By looking at posts here on UG and other internet sources. I would also buy a book such as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory considering you probably won't always have a computer around you.

At minimum you should learn:

Key signatures
Major/Minor Scales
Rhythmic Values
Time signatures
I was once heavily prominent on these forums from 2004-2007, let's see how long I can stay now that I'm back.
Last edited by Dutch_Apples at Mar 2, 2007,
as previously stated: musictheory.net... step by f***ing step. so simple a child could do it... but not my singer...