I just want to feel comfortable enough in playing all over the neck. There is too many “methods” for playing all over the fretboard. I just want it to come as natural as possible and with fluidity and NOT have to think about it.
I am looking into melodic sequencing. Anything that will let me play mindless.
Octave Shapes can ground you to all root notes on the neck for a specific key. From each of those you can hit 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, etc.
start on one position of the neck, move to another with ease.
knowing where a 5th, major/minor 3rd, or any notes in the scale sit in (geometric) relation to a root note will allow you to not having to think anymore.
I'm very visual so the simple fact that one string up on same fret from root is a 4th, and one string down same fret is a 5th blew my mind. how the minor or major third sits one string up and to the left. once you build out that understanding with all 6 other notes in relation to the root, you've learned a scale without memorizing any scale. (then there's just the little 1 fret shift for that darn b-string lol)
the other thing with octave shapes then is that they're basically half a chord shape. So you move to that position, add some notes and you've got a chord or chord tones you can play there.
It was like the fog cleared once this clicked for me.