I have been playing for about 6 years, in about 5 different bands, done about 30 shows, I sing and play bass. But I have never learned anything other than just sitting down, listening to a song, and playing it and completely teaching myself. I play in a few jam bands, I can move up and down the neck, play in key, and jam like a mother ****er. But I only know 2 scales (barely), and I really just know in my head what sounds good, and that's how I play 99% of the time. I write almost all of the music for both bands, lyrics and bass lines(just basic chord patterns, that everyone can follow, and I write a basic bassline). I want to know where to start, to learn scales (I have read pacmans guide to practicing scales, but where is a good source for scales to begin with, since I don't know them) I have great rhythm and most everyone I play with always compliments my playing. I just want to learn the other side of music if you know what I mean. I am good, but I want to be great. I am a very dedicated musician, I want to go to school for music, and try to live the dream of becoming a musician. What's the point of life if I can't do what I love? Any and all help is greatly appreciated, sorry for not being very thorough in my explanation, but I couldn't think of any other way to state it. I have been lurking for a month or so, glad to officially be a poster! Thanks!