I've hit a rut like everyone does sooner or later. My situation, I want to eventually play music like Anthrax and Megadeth and that kinda deal, speed metal. Obviously playing like that will take years of practice for most. But that's the problem, I have no idea what I should be doing to get better. Typically I practice without my amp since people would be annoyed by it, but when I do use it there's holes in my playing all over the place. I do scales but its just very dull and has no real fun factor at all. At least during the summer I could get high and do it and get enjoyment out of it, but not anymore. I go on the Internet and read what other people think but it's all "move from this key to that key in this scale to that in triplets and arpeggios changing from B to C" nonsense. If you're like me all that is very confusing. I'm not good with theory. I'm in high school and I took the class Music Theory but unfortunately had to drop it in case other work was too much. But it wouldn't have really mattered much anyway my schools music program is a joke. So I want to play speed metal but I have no clue how to get to that point. And it's equally annoying when someone listening says I'm good, even though I know I suck. Anyone have any tips or good routines put simple enough for me to understand?