this is a little strange....i don't know if anyone has ever experienced this but....

i can swing my 8 notes on a medium tempo tune...but if i'm playing a straight-eighth tune, i can't seem to execute 16th note lines...i can swing them though.

or 16th note lines for that matter........

i don't know if i explained myself too well but has one gone thru that before? if so, any tips on practicing 16th note lines....not just random notes, or "scaleish" type lines...but line with direction and contour.

haha i hope i made some sense here...
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the term "metronome" comes to mind :)

start at a slower tempo so that you can execute your lines flawlessly.  sometimes you need to go real slow.  once you can do it perfect at a certain tempo, it's much easier to go to other tempos.  but using a metronome is key.
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no it makes no sense.  unless there is an error in grammer you are saying you swing sixteenth note lines.  "i can't seem to execute 16th note lines...i can swing them though".  so one problem you have is that you do not know what swing is. if you think you are playing swing sixteenth notes i can only guess what you are doing in reality.  my guess is that you are playing uneven sixteenth notes in which case the solution is as scot says practicing with a metronome.
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