i have trouble practicing licks. i have transcribed solos, analyzed them, and can sing along with them, but i find that certain phrases or licks in them that i would like to have in my playing don't come out naturally. i have tried taking a tune and then applying one lick to every place it fits, but this hasn't helped those licks come out naturally when i play.
so how do you guys practice licks? how do you approach developing language?