You'd think after almost 30 years of playing I'd have the answer. Should I play other artists' solos note for note, or just get it my usual 80-90% with some in key ad libs? Ex. Iommi doesn't play any of his own solos 100% off the album, should I keep struggling to? -There were a few shows in 1970 right before and right after the recording and release of Paranoid where they are about 98-100% n4n. I've yet to be able to play anyone's solo note for note, with or without tabs, but I can stay in key or work the mode.