Ok so im the process of trying to use my own, undoubtedly naive, logic to view and learn the fretboard better.
I have learned my pentatonic scales, major scales and major, minor and dominant arpeggios. I use these to solo over changes...but I find it altogether uninspiring.
My new plan is to make up my own chromatic patterns including every note and sing as i play over changes, thus building up a better vocabulary.
The question that has come up in my mind is
Why dont I just label intervals from 1-12 instead of the traditional 1-8...
So in my mind instead of a minor chord being
1 b3 5 in my chromatic logic it would simply be
1 4 8.
Does this make sense or have I got something very wrong?