After long months of practicing my my major, dominant and minor scales in two octaves I can now run them up and down confidently at a fast speed. But although this is a good achievement for me, it made me realize that I shouldn't be satisfied at just being able to run scales up and down like robot. Instead I should also be able to play the scales in many different ways and variations. I mean how often do you see someone soloing and only running up and down the scales? I think in order to really known the scales one should practice playing the scales in different orders and most especially playing the scales as musically as possible. So that was my revelation (which is probably a no brainer do you guys ). Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has cool ways of practicing scales that is not just up and down - I would love some suggestions. I know you can play it going up in thirds, or fifths and what not. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks.