#1
hey guys im just wondering ill see poeple like kirk hammett make amazing sols just using pentatonic and steve vai using much more tricky stuff but making amazing licks/solos? may seem kinda dumb but how can i train myself to get the best out of scales as possible? thanks alot
#4
dude, play!
play and focus on not just playing the scale just upside down, that's basic.
all roads lead to rome
#5
If you're playing to a progression, think of the chords about to be played, then act accordingly. However, just be creative, it's something that comes with experience.
#6
first, what is best? You need to know what you want.

So really what your asking is how can I exert the most control over my scale. A similar question is how does a painter get the best stroke from their brush? It's not all about the stroke. It's about the paint, the canvas, the type of brush(or even if you want to use a brush, some styles demand a pallet knife), what type of stroke he wants, etc.

Practice. Think. Play. *Listen*.
#7
well for practice only play in one octave for a while that way youll force yourself to make ideas with only a few notes and prevent you from just going up and down