Whoa! I had a couple moments of sudden clarity on the guitar last night and this morning. I think I may be finally breaking out a little bit of the plateau I've been stuck at for a while now. Some of the minor scales I've been practising are starting to finally sink into my fingers, and I happened on the bassline to "Hatian Fight Song" by accident this morning. The satisfying thing isn't so much just that I could work it out by ear, but that my fingers are now just barely fast enough that I can actually swing the rhythm right for a few notes at a time.