I do hold the knowledge that modes come from the major/parent scale, but start on a different interval. Unfortunately, I don't know much more about them. I have no professional ( at least not yet) music theory knowledge. Just from the library and book stores.
Anyway, my question being is how do I use them? I have recently began or at least am trying to start a song, but don't really know how the chord progressions work within the mode.
Do I still use the circle of fifth's?
I'm assuming that this wouldn't really work too well. Or are modes simply for melodies?
Thanks for any help.