What would be a great book to teach you the theory of music?
Everyone here swears by Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory. So try that one. I have MI Harmony and Theory so far it's really good. I don't know if it has a learning curve or whatever it starts with reading notes and then goes to scales and other stuff I haven;t tackled the whole thing but so far its good
The Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory by Michael Miller is great.
every part of the series by joe pass and bill trasher, especially the first part, it contains all you need, on harmony and solo, do every assignment thats included and you'll be playing what you hear in your head in a month