Well John, this time we're gonna deal with creativity and improvisation.
The asigment will be divided into two parts:
1- Create 2 or 3 solos an record them (at least the audio)
2- Improvise and use some of the ideas of the previous created solos
The first step is important because, you know, improvisation is not made right in the same time when you get the backing a first look. You have to been improvising over a lot and that's why the first step is to create 2 or 3 solos so you get some ideas that you like and you've tought them. So when the time of the improvisation comes you already know some phrases that you liked and are of your own.
That been said now you understand the importance of the first step and why you have to record the composed solos, so I can listen to them and then compare the improvised solo with the composed.
I'm leaving you a backing track that's in Am, it's a blues in Am, so you can use all Am pentatonic and of course it's also a good exercise to practice the transition from a shape to another.
So, the video that you upload to you tube must be the result of the phrases of the composed solos and of course the spontaneity of the moment.
If you have any doubts don't hesitate to post them.
Good luck with the new asigment
PD: You don't have to make the solo as long as the backing track, actually is better if it's not too long. You can cut the backing track, but make sure that's not shorter than 50 sec.