Im self taught for 3 years now, i make my own music and pretty proud of it but I want to be provided a direction to have more knowledge on picking styles and scale exercises, I play mainley metal but open to any recommendations.
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Go out and buy Steve Vai's book about the workout he did when he was still practicing. It's like a bible for any guitarist who seeks for holes in his education and ideas for any kind of practice that would make him grow as a musician. I'm pretty sure that there was also a webpage with some kind of summary of it, but you have to google it yourself

Also, find a decent, well-respected teacher who IS an active musician, and not only a teacher...
Thanks I will look it up, how about stuff for solos, I suck at solo making but good at riffs, anything for that?
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