So I've decided to take a break from G.A.S. and concentrate of my actual playing. I've been working with the Soloing Strategies book by Tom Kolb, and it has helped me immensely. I really never took the time to actually learn and digest scales beyond the basics. I could play by ear fairly well, but more and more I would find myself in ruts using the same shapes and phrases. Tom's book really explains things in a clear manner, and doesn't overwhelm with needless charts or info. I'm still working out of this book, but I wanted to expand on the subject, so I ordered these- Modal Mojo-Don Mock Fluid Pentatonics and String Skipping books-Tim Quinn (want to expand on shapes and connections for rock playing) I plan on adding the other Guitar Secrets books by Don Mock (Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Symmetrical Scales) and his Artful Arps and The Blues from Rock To Jazz DVD once I've devoured these. I have several jazz theory books that I flip through here and there (all of Ted Greene's stuff, some Garrison Fewell, a bunch of Signature Licks books), but I'm just not ready for those yet. I'm hoping the Don Mock stuff will be a good gateway between where I'm at now, and those more advanced books. What are your experiences with any of these books?