Step 2 Learn the Backward Position
The backward position always shares its root note with the forward position but goes in the opposite direction as follows:
Again, our objective here is get the scale pattern off of the screen and into your head. Make music with the pattern, play over a drone or a chord, get used to how the scale sounds and have some fun with it. Visualize the pattern but free up your fingers to play fragments of the scale. Basically see how much mileage you can get out of this one pattern. Once you feel comfortable with the pattern and you no longer need to refer to the diagram, go to step 3.