Howdy Marc. A tiny little thing I tell my students to kick start the memory process. The line on the treble clef from the bottom up read E,A,D,G,B,E or Emptyt Garbage Before Dad Freaks. The spaces read up from the bottom F,A,C,E or as we say, plain as the nose on my face. There have been some adfances in TAB recently, especially with the addition of the rhythmic stems, but I have alwats preerred notation, mostly because I come from a Piano background I suspect. There are any number of good theory sites I can recommend if you need them, and as always, there are many helpfull souls here. Some of them answer our questions almost before we ask them. I think their processors are slightly faster than the speed of light, unlike mine. I am an olp pooter dinosaur, but extremely happy to be in such good company.