I hear people saying, 'always use a metronome', but i just want this to be a bit more clear on this. By 'always use a metronome', do you mean use it even when your learning a new solo, or just messing around with scales? I only use it for my warm-up exercises and formal practice sessions, is that ok?
Always use one when practicing is what they say. I use it to slow down fast songs I want to learn to break it down and use it for scale warm ups.
if you use a metronome while learning a solo, you will get the timing better, if you do that, it's easier to pull out the solo clenaly and in time
^^What if youre just messing around with scales and riffs? Or while playing songs you've done a dozen times before and know by heart, but just feel like playing it?