This is the home page for the section of mandolin tutorials dealing with the topic of Scarpology. Scarpology is the study of scarps, a music device that is a cross between a SCALE and an ARPEGGIO. Much of the content in this section is covered in the book Scarpology: a Mapping of the Fretboard and an Introductory Method for Improvisation on Mandolin or Other Instruments Tuned in Perfect Fifths, by Steve Horn. The book is for sale in printed and electronic format.
Here’s a video series demonstrating Scarpology, the layering of modal scarps, and expanding the playing range to include the entire fretboard: