I was testing myself on Griff's Blues Scales flash card web program and noticed a pattern. Please let me know if I'm all wet - or if the pattern I see is correct! I uploaded a simple text file that I put together - but this seems to me to be a much easier way to look at the keyboard. String 1 and 6, of course are the same and the minor scale right is Box 1 and minor left is Box 5. The major left will always be the same as the minor right. Minor left is 1 less than the minor right (duh!) Major right is therefore 1 greater than the major left or 1 more than minor right! So, memorizing this and knowing what the desired root note is - I find it easier to determine which box to play, left or right, major or minor! Jim C.