I believe this thread will have some serious potential . First, I believe everyone should learn covers note for note. Not always, but at least some of the time. For a lot of reasons I'll state below, or later in the thread. And probably not the reasons you'd expect. Second, I believe that people come up with lots of excellent reasons for NOT learning songs note for note, but in actuality there are very few. Maybe even only 2 . Too many songs to learn in too short a period of time, or the band intentionally does their own rendition of the song and it sounds nothing like the original. Most other reasons are IMO nothing more than excuses for either being too lazy to learn it note for note, or not having the ability to do so. Which is fine, but not fine if you cover the truth of that up with a lie. For some playing music is also just a hobby, something fun to do with friends on the weekend... and well, hey, nothing at all wrong with that, either. Would like to discuss that, and if it's possible to get 2 things going in one thread I'd like to ask the following of people who have learned lots of covers note for note. What songs have been the simplest, yet most difficult? I'm learning a bunch of tunes for a band that doesn't rehearse (my dream come true), and I'm noticing that some songs are simple technically, yet remembering them note for takes me a week, sometimes even more. And that's coming from someone who has in the past learned entire setlists in a couple of days. The 3 easy/difficult songs topping my list right now are: Red Barchetta Rock and Roll Band (Boston) Fairies Wear Boots Frustrating, but worth the feeling of accomplishment. For me, anyhow.