Sequencing is a technique that many musicians employ to break up the monotony of playing scales straight up and down. In addition, the technique can be used to create longer lines. The way I like to think of it is to play a group of notes (usually starting with a 4 note group) up a scale. When you get to the 4th note, you then go to the second note of the scale and play up 4 notes from the 2nd note. Then, continue the pattern. The examples use the minor pentatonic scale but the technique can be used with any scale. Additionally, there are examples that have groups of notes other than 4 note groups. You can create sequences using any number of notes. Each example should be played with strict alternate picking.