Hi everyone , i'm a total beginner to electronics , and i just happened to stumble across this website while i was looking for information on electron charge , i'm busy reading Vol 1 - basic concepts of electricity , and i'd just like to say i love it , and more to the point i understand it !! i was reading articles by W.J.Beaty but found it all too confusing , maybe i'll understand it in 10 years time or so. The main reason i got interested in electronics , is because i'm a musician , and would love to build my own boutique pedals , and thus have a totally unique sound , i'm not sure whether or not i'll be able to attain this goal , but i'm going to try my best . At present i am spending about 3 hours a day reading about atoms , protons , nuetrons ,and electrons , hoping this will give me a better understanding of what electricity is ? Anyway super site , and if anyone has any information for beginners like me , ie books, video's , courses or whatever , i would really appreciate it. Books i have so far are --- Electronics for dummies Electronics for musicians Digital electronics demistifyed Getting started in electronics teach yourself electricity and electronics Electronics for guitarists i seem to get so far in some of these books , then hit a stumbling block , then go off on a tangent on the internet to try and understand what it means , one example is semi-conductors , which at the moment is rather baffling .