ok, admitting you got a problem is the first step to healing and all. I must tell my embarrassing tale. the past two Christmas's, my pastor asked me to play a solo in "Silent Night". all I do is just play through the verse and the chorus (wait a minute, does silent night even have a chorus?) once. when I learned it a couple of years ago, it probably didn't take more than 5 minutes or so to pick it out. before I "performed" it in public, I played through it many, many times. you know, putting that muscle memory into play. and when we played it, about 7 or 8 notes into it, I couldn't remember what to do next. so I scraped out something. it was substandard. next Christmas, I got maybe 15 notes in and -boom- it was gone. so I scraped out something else. in the year past, most of the time when I pick up my guitar, I run through the melody a time or two. but I don't really feel confident with it. I don't know why I screwed it up before, so i don't know how to fix the problem. how do I fix this? if I play it 1000 times in a row, I believe I could still blow it.