I started into SWS today and watched through the Solo 1 prep and the solo itself and went ahead and let the DVD keep playing right up through Lesson 6. I figure I'll spend some time practicing Solo 1 as I have a chance, but Lesson 6 could be started and go with any lesson, so I may as well start into it as well. But that's probably more than you really wanted to know. My question is this... Griff mentioned that it's not really important whether you call it A# or Bb (or C# or Db for that matter) and I know that for the purposes of SWS that is the case. However, I'm really curious if A# or C# are ever used in the real world. I know that I've never seen them used. On top of that, who really wants to play in 7 #'s anyways (C#)...and I have no idea how many #'s are in A# because I've never seen it even in a music book. Isn't there some rule of theory that dictates when C# (or A#) would be used instead of Db (or Bb) or are those keys generally avoided and the flat-named keys used instead? And, honestly, if the answer is some long-winded, dry bit of theory I'd still like to know. I figure if my ultimate goal (which it is) is to finally be able to play well enough that I can call myself a musician then some day I need to start learning a little theory too. And while I'm asking questions, how many #'s are in A#?