Ear Training/Improvising Melodies help
I thought I'd start a thread focusing on ear training techniques and how to improvise melodies. I'm hoping some of you could share some of your practice techniques.
What are some good practice ideas for learning how to come up with a melody in your head and putting it directly onto the guitar, accurate note-for-note? I've been trying to practice humming different intervals and connecting them together to make melodies, but is there a better way to practice it?
Also I'm planning on going to Musicians Institute next Fall, although I'm a little worried about where my ability on guitar, music reading, and ear training should be.