#1
how do you know wich scale to choose to improvise with over a certain?

Like Am7 chord tones are A,C,E,G

So you 'could' choose A minor, A dorian, A phrygian, i dont know what else,

so how do you go about choosing the right scale?
#5
whatever suits the style of music your wanting
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#6
it all depends on the sounds you want to put out.
Using any A minor scale would sound good over that chord, but each one has its own traits. Play around with them all and find out which one you like the best.
#7
Well, it depends on the situation. If tha Am is in the key of C major, then A aeolian minor soudns best. If the Am is in the key of G major, A dorian sounds best. If it is in the key of F major, A phrygian sounds best. Why? becasue A aeolian= C major; A dorian= G major; A phrygian = F major, and you always want to stay in the right key...
#8
there is no "right" scale to use unless you're interested in Pitch Axis Theory, which is in a nutshell using the mode that relates to the chord you're using i.e. in the key of C major -

C major - C Ionian
D minor - D Dorian

and so on
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