Joramy- I've read your entire syllabus and will now go back to soak in the knowledge. Bravo, sir! I learned banjo 40 years ago in what I'm able to view in hindsight as an odd, backwoods, "real musicians should only play by ear" culture. You already know the inherent problem with that, which is that what I thought of as "by ear" was just 100% trial and error, never really knowing or caring why this song had been written with a C7 instead of a C major, etc. It was much the same as "hunting and pecking" on a typewriter keyboard with no real grasp of the home keys. I learned how to read fingerpicking tab but never sought out the reasoning (theory) behind what I was picking, which of course barely scratches the surface of truly understanding the actual music. Thank you for presenting music theory for the uke in such a usable, understandable fashion.