Watch the Technical vs. Musical online guitar lesson by Bruce Arnold from Guitar Physiology Survival Guide

Practicing technical studies is an often misguided aspect of developing good musicianship. You will find many students practicing difficult techniques but they don't ever apply them to a real life musical situation. Often they will obsess over things that would never have a place outside of their practicing. Don't squander your energy. When you work on a technique always try to spend some time applying it to a real life musical situation.

You will find this will greatly increase your ability and insight into the musical process. My course Total Modal would be a good edition to this guitar technique course. Most of the time students have a fair grasp on scales so that is a good place to start applying this information. Total Modal also contains rhythm tracks that you can use to improvise. This will help you to apply your guitar technique in a musical way.