Ive gotten properly back into guitar after a few years hiatus. Previously, id spend a few hours learning a song, get the gist of it & improv my way through. I think however that limited me greatly as i only got better at my own licks and riffs, not learning another players vocabulary as it took too long. Im now being more analytical, trying to learn more of the song as its played by the author. Take my current challenge, moonchild by rory gallagher. Previously id learn the basic chords, probably as barre chords, get the key and blues over it when lead is required. It would only kind of sound like Rory, but it would musically sound ok. Now im watching live videos to see how he played it and slowing the lead down so i can get his nuances. In 3 days, which equates to about 3 hours playing ive already learned: - Rory played the rythm mostly as open chords down low on the neck. I was playing barre chords up high. Playing open makes it much more "Roryish", raw but fitting. -Rory incorporates a dorian elements quite a bit. I think they are an extra 6th and 9th to the standard blues scale. Again, the song now "tastes" (pardon the pun) like a Rory song when i attempt it. All this has increased my knowledge quite a bit, given me more options away from barre chords, learning how to harness open chords when playing under relatively high gain and also how to add flavor to lead with dorian elements. I probably have another 3-6 days at an hour per day to get the song down to a reasonable level. That means it probably will have taken me 9-12 hours total to get the tune down. Does this seem like overkill or Parr for the course ?