Hey Everyone, For those of you interested in connecting the fingerboard (in a way outside of CAGED), I've been excerpting and serializing my mode book online and have put some posts up on visualizing (and ultimately using) modes. All the examples are 6 string - but are applicable to 7/8 or anything else tuned in 4ths. The introductory concepts are pretty basic - but will get into more advanced ideas as it goes on. I should be on the Mel. Minor/Harm Minor chapters by October. This is just one approach among many other valid ones - but it may help you connect the fingerboard a little more. The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 1 – Seeing The Single String Major Scale « Guitarchitecture.org The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 2 – Seeing The Two String Major Scale « Guitarchitecture.org The GuitArchitect The GuitArchitect The GuitArchitect This may be helpful as well: Making Music Out Of Scales « Guitarchitecture.org Everything will get more in depth. But I hope it helps. If you're new to playing - you may want to check out some of the practicing posts on the site before digging in.