I give an example, many years ago I sat with a strat on my lap and gawddammit I was going to be able to do the harpsichord and guitar section in yngwies icarus dream suite which he performs that bit at 130 bpm on the rising force album. years later , sure I can play the notes, can I play tham as fast as yngwie does....NO, can I play the descending line into the gtr solo as flat out as Mr Malmsteen .....NO , In N.Ireland where I live, is there an audience that would want to hear me play Icarus Dream Suite.......Mainly NO, was it worth the frustration in trying the nail the works of a guitar superhero on his terms, the way he plays it and at the speed he plays it.......NO. I us the phrase "on his terms " because I can do it with ease in MY style , what took its time to realise is that just because somebody records a bit of music, we will be able to nail it in the style of the original recording artist, I find that In order to try and do so is just counterproductive and its much more musical to interpret said music in the style that comes second nature to YOU. Another example is Gary Moore`s solo in "out in the fields" , I got the note perfect transcription and those notes nor the playing style moore employed do not fall within my natural playing style and I wasted so much time effectively pissing into the wind trying to clone something Id simply never be able to do. Ive done out in the fields with the band, I play the solo in the same Dminor key Moore does, I play a long lead break out of the solo for the same time duration and speed that Moore achieves, but I do it my way and in such a way I barely even have to think about it, if I fastidiously try to recreate Moores note choice and execution methodology.....Ill make an arse of it and try to do so is simply a good example of a waste of my time. I try to focus more upon sounding like ME rather than trying to be a copycat of somebody else and somebody elses note choice nor execution of those notes is playing a less and less important role in my playing these days.So when you look back can you think of music that you played over and over again trying to reproduce it straight off the record , but when you look back, you can see that youd have been far better off interpreting it YOUR way at the outset?