#1
I held out as long as I could and thought of as many excuses as possible, but I've recently realized there is not one good reason in my body why I shouldn't learn to shred.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xaB6dZE9j0

Preferably that kinda shredding esque.

I just don't know where to start? Learn music theory, get classical lessons, practice ???? like a bitch? Anything else?

Thanks.
#2
Practice playing scales and arpeggios fast. Using alternate picking, sweeping, legato, tapping, economy picking etc.