We start off with some A blues scale activity in shape #1, before moving through a three-notes-per-string A Aeolian scale shape that straddles shapes 2 and 3 of A minor pentatonic. It’s important to get in the habit of contextualising things if you are to avoid getting lost; it might slow things down at first, but eventually the process will be instantaneous. Think of the tapping combination in Bar 3 as a ‘3 up, 2 down’ sequence, which involves inching up through the same shape by ascending three strings and descending two. Try applying the ‘3 up, 2 down’ sequence to travel from bottom to top of all the three-notes-per-string scale shapes that you know, then apply the opposite principle to descend (‘3 down, 2 up’). This example finishes off in bar 4 with an arpeggio-based line that starts off in shape 2 of A minor pentatonic, drifts up through shape 3, and ends in shape 4.