Sometimes blues and rock guitar players are turned off when learning major scales. They just sound so…. HOKEY MAJOR. The modes might offer more usable sounds but they are so…..NOTEY. Pentatonics are working for you but you’ve…WORN THEM OUT. Maybe a hexatonic approach is just what you need. In this video Rich explains the concept of hexatonic scales and offers three different ones that can used over a Major, Minor and Static Dominant 7th chords.
Hexatonic simply means a six note scale. There are plenty of six note scales out there with funny names but Rich gives you a practical approach to defining them and using them in your playing and even creating your own your own scales. He also gives the chord shape their pattern is based on.
Eliminating one note causes a wider interval between the two surrounding notes which makes Hexatonic unique sounding. Many "modern" sounds are derived from Hexatonic scales