A few days ago I started to practice soloing in random keys. For example A major, G minor, etc.
Before I dive into the details I must add that I know every single box in minor/major/pentatonic scales, but only in the basic keys (C major, A minor, A minor pentatonic). But I struggle to link the boxes together if I want to use them in other keys.
In meantime I know from sight every single notes on the fretboard, so its not much of a problem if I want to play in keys because I know the available notes. For example If I want to play A major then I know the usable notes from the key and play them only without bothering the boxes.
But when I learn new music I always see the (invisible) boxes which 'contains' the notes. I feel musicians uses the boxes and they know how to link them together, but many time not knowing that is played because they see only tha patterns. But I feel be aware of the played notes can make a more conscious play.
I dont know what kind of practices I should follow. Please let me know what is the more common way or what can work, but any advice is appreciated.