six note shapes & 5ths - part 1
The fifth installment of FE. This time we are going to learn the first method of how to arrange our six note shapes in 5th intervals, playing a six note shape on each set of two strings. Due to the nature of working with 5th intervals, the order of the six note shapes can be thought of as "two back" when ascending: Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian, Ionian, etc. Simply memorize the chart below and you'll be set to go.
OK. Here we go with the full patterns...working with 5ths in the following manner creates patterns with a range of three octaves. An easy way to approach 'em when ascending is to play a six note shape and then simply position shift to the second to the last note you just played, play the next six note shape, and repeat this process. As usual, once comfortable with things, try transposing the scales to different keys.