it just sounds like notes, i cant get like a flow or whatever, how do i make a solo sound more smooth?
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This is a great case of theory overtaking the ear.

You gotta play what you hear in your head man, not what looks good on paper. It doesn't always work that way. If you don't feel the solo it's gonna sound thin and crap anyway - no matter if the scales are correct or not, it'll come across as weak. Don't get me wrong - theory's all well and good, but you've gotta find a balance.

If that's not the problem, it just takes time. Be patient. It isn't learned over night. It takes years to become proficient with solos.
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I have a hard time figuering out what you're meaning. I suspect that maybe you'd want to use some bendings, hammer-ons, pull-offs and vibrato to spice things up. Remember that you need a good strong melody to begin with, the little extras I mentioned are just 'the icing on the cake'.
Legato and vibrato.

Legato= Sliding around and stuff

Vibrato= bending the note to make it "vibrate".

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Playing melodically can be aided by some music theory. Changing scales with the chord changes works well. Listen to "Black Magic Woman" by Santana...that's ag reat example of it.
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