In my journey of learning lead guitar, till now I have learnt the minor pentatonic scale. My usual practice routine includes playing the scale with a metronome and trying to get faster at it. After that, I try to play some patterns using this scale. I also improvise sometimes using a backing track.
However, I've found I still suck when playing some famous solos (easy ones) which use the minor pentatonic. I think the problem is, that even though I'm becoming faster at playing the minor pentatonic scale, I'm still quiet slow at playing the combination of notes, legato, string bending etc in those solos.
Are there any exercises which will help me get faster at solos? For example, something which would help me bend strings faster (i.e, switch from a note to a bend and back to a note).