I've been thinking about this for a while when working on buidling up my soloing speed. In the past, I've had multiple teachers propose that I practice right hand technique, where you slowly build up the metronome while just drilling on a single pitch of 8th notes. Generally, the exercise is to even out the sound from both fingers (assuming you use a two finger technique) so that it's intelligible which finger you're using. If you do it for a while, you certainly build endurance which is certainly worthwhile, esp for walking bright tempos. The other exercises are to play scales at faster and faster tempos, esp using bebop scales. Still there seems to be a little bit of a skills gap in applying said skills to actual soloing. Wouldn't it make more sense to practice the ability to burst a short number of notes, at speed, maybe even as a phrase, accurrately and cleanly? When we talk, we don't talk in long streams of words: it's generally full of stops and starts. Soloing should mimic this, unless you're Pat Martino. The analogy is like a soccer player - you want to be great at sprinting, but being focusing on distance running is only important for general calisthenics. Thoughts? Anybogy got any good exercises that focus on this?