Ive been playing guitar for about a year and a half. I can play all sorts of songs from children of bodom to hank williams jr. ive even come up with my own. But Now that ive gotten myself into a band. I realise i cant read music. I read tabs awesomely but i have no freakin clue what names of chords are let alone notes. Ive tried studing music theory and major chords and such but it doesnt stick with me. Anyway i can relate this material to help me remember better?
well chords arent hard at. just learn some chord theory, and youll learn the names. its not imparitive to know the actual names of the notes, only their location on the fretboard. this is a lot easier to learn, you just have to practice.
Take lessons, it sounds like you got off to a bad start.