I have played guitar now for ..9 years almost, and I dare say I keep both tempo and rythm quite well when it comes to repeating scales with a metronome. Yet, I find my guitar playing...very staccato and the notes does not..ring out as they should.
Any ideas?
try picking less using a bit more of them hammer ons and pull offs

instead of just playing the scale up and down when you practice try to actually play with the scale make some melodies up

also relax you might be tensing up a bit making your playing suffer

its all i got without hearing your playing
Can you upload a video clip? It's hard to know what the problem is without hearing or seeing what's going on.
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