Just wanted to give you or the future readers an update of what I'm doing now. As I said I wanted to master the amazing solo "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnsson. So far I've given up on the introduction and moved to the so called "hook" riff. The tabulature is actually quite easy and I've managed to get the "tune". However it's still quite stiff. Here is a video of the riff I'm speaking about (not me playing it)
Also pinky finger hurts like hell after playing, but I'm noticing think skin building up already. So that's good :)
Hear from you later.