Been playing for a good 6 years now. Completely self taught, been meaning to get round to learning "music", and now that Ive finished Uni and dont have a job yet, I have a bit of time. Im just starting out - so sorry if i repeat things or contradtic myself. Scales - I understand how a scale is made, and how to figure scales, and from them - how to construct chords. What are modes exactly ? I know from a major scale you get your natural minor by changing a few things from whole notes to half notes etc and that kind of thing - are modes just the other versions of a scale from the major scale or what ? A simplified answer would be excellent - as I said im still learning so sorry if im a bit of a dum dum.