1. Could anyone recommend a good backing track while practicing improvisation? I've been using a very basic backing track (Sounds like this http://tinyurl.com/3a4kzzt )... But I was thinking of changing it to something else... What track did you guys use when you were starting out learning?
2. Scales: I'm using the A minor pentatonic. I've stuck to position 1 for now... Learnt it pretty well, can improvise a half-decent solo on it, learnt licks on it etc... I was wondering if I should move on to position 2 yet... Should I? When do you know you need to learn the next position?
3. What's a good way to practice a scale? I can play it up and down pretty fast. After that I started practicing melodic patterns, then I realized there are n number of melodic patterns out there... So how do you know which melodic patterns are good to practice? Anyone can help me out with this? Like which are the melodic patterns it makes sense to practice on the Minor Pentatonic scale when you want to play blues?