I couldn't figure out where to stick this on the forum, so I decided here in the general area...maybe it will help someone else too. So here I am, I have played guitar, on and off none to seriously for 35+ years. I can play quite well actually, played in a high school cover band for two years, took lessons for 5 years BUT, in my opinion was to young to want to learn the technical side of things, I really only wanted to play the new song of the week and totally faked my way through the rest and not retaining it. About 8-9 years ago, a couple times a year I would jam with a drummer I used to work with and his friend that played guitar. I tried out for a couple bands but I ended up quitting after a very short time because I don't want the commitment. But they all liked me and my playing and timing, even if it was not technical. I don't try to write songs, am quite happy just fudging my way through learning songs from my favorite bands--usually by ear--tabs if I get stuck---which basically means nothing overly technical. I would like to figure out how to play a little better without getting way overly technical, and studying a lifetime. So I am stuck on where to go really. If someone says this song is in the key of G, I couldn't tell you what that means other than there is going to be a G in it somewhere. I am SURE I play stuff that I have no idea what the technical name even is, and just don't know it. I can tell you every note on the fretboard, I know some basic bar chords that look like a Am and just move up and down the neck, as well as other basic "cowboy" chords. A, C, E, Em, Am, D, F, G. Quite often I resort to what my teacher called a "Rock and Roll Fifth" and using it with and without the octave note above the root note. I also use these two scales a ton I just am unsure where to go to extend my playing. What should I try to learn? I am willing to put in some time to do this, but have a house, wife, and other life commitments and hobbies to tend to. Winter time is always best for these activities even though it's half over now. I am probably not going to practice every night. Thought about trying new chords and learning names, thought about scales--which ones--so many! Heck, even thought about trying to take lessons, but it is expensive and tough to find a teacher who understands what I want. So what are some suggestions for this seasoned player, who can play well, even in a band setting, but has no idea what the heck he is technically playing?