well ya I seem to be having a problem trying to learn this stuff. I want to so I can play in a band better and maybe do some solo stuff. So I bought to fairly good books for scales, modes and arpeggios but I never get to actually learning it. I just can't really pay attention and don't know where to start, I don't know I always had a problem paying attention but what happens when I pick up my bass is I usually just start learning songs opposed to what I should be learning, theory. Any tips on how to focus better and where to start? Keep in mind theory is what I lack I've spent time learning technique and am fairly good with finger style (can keep up with a bit of Geddy and Cliff) so turning those scales, modes and arpeggios into somethin good shouldn't be too hard after I know my theory. So any tips to help me with my problem would be great.