Watch the Connecting Your Fingers to Your Imagination online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: 7 Topics for the Guitarist
Bob Lem asked for advice as to how to connect your fingers to your imagination. Obviously, ear training is first and foremost, but you must link what you hear to the fingerboard. Again, intervallic shapes comes into play as a valuable tool for developing the skill of prehearing music. I'll offer a few practice schemes to assist in developing this skill.