As we detailed in another article (Scale Shapes Cliff Notes), there is a deep connection between the 3NPS scale patterns and the modes of the Major.
Primer: The Modes of the Major are:
Here are the 3NPS scale patterns corresponding to each Mode with a root on the 6th string:
This way, you can solo anywhere on the fretboard within any Mode and are NOT restricted just to root positions on the 6th string!
The 3NPS scale patterns are a powerful device indeed!
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