Example3 Octave displaced scale fingerings
Oz learnt about octave displacement from Pat Martino (you may wish to check out his system for re configuring the chromatic scale). You can find similar ideas, almost identical in some aspects, from the fantastic player and educator Joe Diorio and again in specific lines from his protégé, Don Mock. The idea is to maintain the conventional scale formula and sequence, displacing octaves up and down as we go to add an unexpected ear-catching intervallic shape to these familiar patterns. Picking can be tricky, so explore all your options: alternate, economy, outside, inside and even hybrid picking and legato. These all work great with different but equally effective sonic results. While you’re at it, try each of these patterns backwards to create the descending variation.