After years of playing, I have never been able to sit down and run scales. I find it one of the most mundane, boring, blah things to do with a guitar in my hands. Kinda like doing chores. The result is I know several chops or licks that I've learned from different songs (because learning songs and solos is much more fun) that I can vary and manipulate to fit into what I'm playing, but don't have any real speed or consistency. I'm sure that had I spent a 1/2-hour a day practicing scales for the last couple of decades, playing Al DiMeola tunes would come naturally, but I've tried and can't stand it. Within a minute (literally, like 1 minute or less) I'm back to playing something instead of scaling. SO, has anyone out there found a fun yet productive way to practice scales?