I've been practicing the Harmonic Minor, which I know serves as the Altered Scale when its root is on the b9 of a Dominant.
Now I need "anchor" it to the modes I already am familiar with, so switching to the Altered Scale will be instantaneous. I'm practicing switching between each section of the Altered scale with the corresponding mode in the diagram, measure to measure. Then I'm practicing a ii - V7alt - I progression to get to the scale in time.
I use 'r6 Aeolian' to connote the shape of the Aeolian mode where it starts on the sixth string. I'm using 'Vr4' to connote the root, arpeggio or scale for the V (Dominant) of the diatonic progression where it appears on the fourth string.