I been playing about 3 years now and I haven't been studing theory till bout a year ago. First off a mode. Some people say you take the 2nd of a scale and play to the other 2nd which I think is wrong. Then the other say you flat 3rd and 6th for it to be Dorian, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th for it to be Phrygian... ect. Is this way right? Or have I been spending hours praticing nothing but, really exercises? For my tricky question chord progression, how do you tell what key it is in? I read tutorial at playmusicfree.com which was useful, but I still have some problems. One more thing.. After I find out the key and mode and ect how can I play it? Will someone should me an example of a mode being used and help me? I'm only 16 (well month till) Thanks!!!