Hey hip..you copied my quote "walk before you run" lmao...great minds brother! Hip taught guitar for years and is about 1000 times more advanced then i am so hes a very good person to learn from...especially if you want to learn proper techniques and styles and scales etc.
Someone asked about sandman and master of puppets i think? Sandmans solo is pretty basic to play...master is up until that super high note near the end of the last solo. That note was actually the E string accidently pulled right off the fret board and it got stuck. I read an article where Kirk Hammit of Metallica said that it was totally accidental and that he can't repeat it to this day...once it was recorded they just listened to it and liked it so they decided to leave it. Other then that note..i can play it...and most of metallicas stuff...big fan