Hey guys.
Now that I have some free time on my hands, I would like to expand my horizons a little. Would like to learn some metal and some shred. Hoping you can help with some suggestions ... slow and easy, first steps first. In about five years I can play it at the retirement home (lol).
I'm not very good at altered tunings, dropped D is about it for me.
Please be gentle, my favourite guitarist (not sayin' he is the best) is Clarence White, followed closely by Blind Lemon Jefferson and Merle Travis. Plus one of my favourite songs is "Mama Tried".

Regardless, I can play, so I can learn.

Thx.