A few days ago, TelZilla posted a thread on about the hardest thing we each can play. I'll tell you what, I can not, for the life of me, pick up Garcia solos. I've been trying to learn the solo for Brown Eyed Woman for two weeks, it's like learning to speak Chinese for me. I've learned the easy GD riffs and intros, but the solo stuff, man it is elusive. I started out playing mostly blues; I seem to be fixated on the back beat, the 2 and 4. JG seems to focus on the 1 and 3, maybe that's the problem. Or maybe it's based on a banjo foundation, an instrument that baffles me. Any clues or advice? I've been a deadhead for decades; I've listened to countless hours of his soloing, and I love it, but can not seem to get the hang of playing it. There must be some secret formula, right?