I have been playing mostly straight ahead jazz for years. I've played of the melody and chords most of the time. After a 1 year layoff I got the chance to join a fusion/funk band and that's breaking new ground for me. I'm trying to get a new practice regime going and decided to use bergonzis books as a part of it, I decided to start on book one and throw in the pentatonics book later. I get the general idea of it, but how do you guys use his books? I find it kinda boring to practice the four-note segments as they are laid out.