Hate to sound like an idiot here but now something as basic as a paragraph from "Bass for Dummies" has thrown me! Being such a newbie I am currently trying to familiarize myself with all the notes on the fretboard, and at the sime time going through some chords/scales and a little TAB stuff to keep it fun. However, I am totally confused by something the book says.. It has a sidebar referring to the "modes" (Dorian, Lydian, etc...) and it says that what's constitutes these modes is that, if you're in a C Major scale say, you're just starting on the second note for Dorian, the third for Phrygian, etc and so on. However, I am confused because I see diagrmas in this book that notate these modes with C as the root but do not look like that! And also, if you just playing a C major scale and staring on the second note (Dorian) and playing exact same notes as mentioned and you started on D, where is the D you would end on? Same question for other modes. I know there must be some elemental piece I am missing and once I get it I will have a mini "breakthrough" but right now I am dumbfounded.