I've recently taken up upright after playing electric for years and have been playing for about 6 months. I've been quite diligent about my practice routine and feel like I've made good progress for the time I've playing but recently have hit a bit of a bump in the road concerning soloing. It's only recently that I've started looking into and practicing soloing seriously and feel like I have a good grasp of much of the theory and techniques that go into a solo. But, I've been having trouble putting all of this knowledge into something sounding like it has direction--I feel like my lines are really determined by each change as opposed to something that spreads out across a few bars. My teacher has previously given me the idea of taking a 4 note idea across one bar that is relatively simple and stretching it out across the whole form of a tune as purely a practice tool to keep in mind when actually soloing, but I find the concepts I've taken from working on this are easily forgotten when it comes down to taking a solo. I understand that I'm still very young on the instrument and need to develop my voice and chops with time, but I'm open to any ideas all you TBers on the DB side of things might have!