There is the maximized length pattern called the extended Major scale pattern. And there are 7 of them just like the common form patterns (shorter w.r.t length of fretboard).
I prefer learning the longer ones for these reasons:
- Since you have 3 notes on each string you can hammer-on play the notes really fast, forgot what that's called...
- It stretches the fingers more so is more of an exercise
- It covers more octaves and more places on the fretboard.
- It's more special, because less people start with these, and under a google search only the short forms seem to pop up.
Which form should I learn first, can I learn just one form and my brain fills in the rest, and why?
Edit found extended patterns here: Guitar Grimoire: Scales & Modes (p. 25)