I´m curious to learn your approaches to "timing". If one goes to the "member soundclips" of TGP one can hear various levels of playing but to me the most common problem is "timing". (even some of the players that are considered to be "monsters" - at that page - have quite weak timing I must say) One way to get a good timing would of course be to practise licks to perfection. Ones "improvisation" would then consist of combining these "perfect licks" in different ways. I know that this works for a lot of people, personally I would be bored to death... I want improvisation to be spontaneous!!!!! One can learn music theory and practise scales and arpeggios etc, but HOW does one practise timing? While listening to great improvisers like Chick Corea one can hear that most of us guitarists have a lot to learn about: TIMING. I´m one for sure!