I'm away from home on business, so aside from work, gym (which I go to at work) and school-[work], I've got some time on my hands to once again attempt to learn Hendrix's version of "Little Wing". I feel like there's a technique, or more accurately, an approach that I'm missing that might make it easier to get the piece under my fingers and through the guitar. I know that it's a bunch of chord embellishments, so do I start with the harmony and figure out embellishments that capture the essence if not note-for-note accuracy (which I don't go for, generally, anyway). So based on that approach, I'd figure out what chords and what voicings, then embellish those. Accepting that this is a challenging song, for me at least, I feel like there's some homework I'm not doing that, while it won't make the fretboard gymnastics any easier, will at least help me to more organically know where I should be and what I'm trying to accomplish. What are some of your techniques for learning challenging material?