As a child, I used to sit in Burger King with my father and he would ask me all kinds of questions about music about which, at the time, I did NOT to talk about. All I cared about was TV and comic books. It would sink into my subconscious and eventually, as a teenager, when I did fall in love with music, it all kind of come together. Now when I try to play songs on the guitar, piano, etc., these rudiments come in handy and I can pick up quite a bit in a very short amount of time. The first step to this is learning all the notes on the bass and treble clef, as well as all the ledger lines. Running through these as flash cards is an invaluable asset, a hand-made set of which we used to have laying around the house. Now those are digitized and on your phone, for your convenience. Good luck.