Watch the Week 6: Zigzag Rolling Shifts Examples online guitar lesson by Derryl Gabel from Fretboard Intensive Training

Examples 1 - 14 are exercises designed to help you see both scale patterns side by side using a series of shifts creating a zigzag motion. These patterns are based on the C major scale. When descending, you'll play an eight note motif and then shift either up or down depending on your last position shift. So for instance, if you shift down the first time after you played the eight note motif, you will shift up after you play the next eight note motif. You'll proceed in the same manner alternating your shift directions as you descend the scale.

When ascending, you'll play an eight note motif and then shift either up or down depending on your last position shift. So for instance, if you shift up the first time after you played the eight note motif you will shift down after you play the next eight note motif. You'll proceed in the same manner alternating your shift directions as you ascend the scale. Keep in mind you can use different motifs with this concept. Try doing this with a 7, 6, 5, and 4 note motifs. By simply removing one note out of the eight note motif given in the example you now have a 7 note motif.