what would be the best way to look at the fretboard when you are soloing/improvising in a particular key.eg:
1-- learn all the notes by heart and visuallize them when you are playing ,so you know where your notes are when you need to solo over a particular chord
2--learn the major intervals from your root note so instaed of seeing letters you look at numbers and can create different scales and intervals as you are playing.
3-- or learn to look at the fretboard both ways,seeing intervals when you need to and seeing letters when you need to.
i have posted an image below to as part of my question. it is in the key of Cmajor and as you can see the circled notes are the pentatonic notes of Cmajor. dont take much notice of the mode names i have included as all they are there for is to show where the pentatonic for each mode is in Cmajor.
to learn either way of looking at the fretboard whould be a mammoth task especially to get to the stage where you can play and name the notes/ intervals as you are playing so i really want to get your veiw on this to find out if it is worth going to the trouble of learning it. thanks folks, and see ya later,Peter