Hi Mike,

When I improvise, or play with others in a band setting and im asked to solo / jam or come up with a melody to something I always start with finding the key , and then playing the respective pentatonic scale over it. What I then do is listen to the music and add notes outside the pentatonics. These notes are usually notes from the dorian, natural minor, harmonic minor and also ofc the blue notes. So my question is quite unclear but what im trying to figure out is if this is a good way to approach scales and improvisation. What I basically do is have a safe place (pentatonics ) and then I use my ears and find notes that I can blend in. Is this a valid way of approaching improvisation. Ill add to this, that I listen and like to play music that is very pentatonic dominant. Blues, rock, funk and similar.