ever since i started guitar i was basically just copying songs and what not and trying to be like the guitarists i like. well i am realizing that that really isnt gonna get me anywhere. i decided to just take a couple chords in A minor at 60bpm and practice soloing over it and realize that i find myself stuck in a hole. i find myself to have extremely poor phrasing because i keep trying to stay in time with the down beat and it makes me play so slow. if u ever watched on youtube slash where he plays those very long knocking on heavens door solos how the hell does he play the solo fast/slow and all over the place over such a slow beat? (the live versions)