I think I have pretty good chops and an understanding of music theory. I have never had any formal classes but have gained information from reading and talking to people better than me. Somethimes my solos are good but I feel I lack consistency. For exapmle when I solo on a progression that is a ii - I - V in F (I'm not sure if I need to write this or if its implied but my five chord is a dom) I blanket a Dorian mode over the whole thing and it sounds good, sometimes I get a lil wild and even throw some pentatonic and blues scale passages instead of the dorian. Now I jam another song the progression during the solo is a ii -vi-ii-vi-V and I would think the vi or natural minor would be a suitable blaket but I find my self having to play off each of the chords seperatly. I.e d over the ii and a over the vi (I'm not sure if my short hand is correct but I read lowe case stands for minor). What is a good rule of thumb for blanketing. If I do a I-IV -V blues I stick on the I chord till I hop to the resolve on the V, but on a bluegrass style song that may go V-IV-I I find the V goes good over the whole deal. Some advice please.