lol, that was kinda funny, i can play power chords, but i wanna build speed and work on my alt picking, then after ive swallowed those i wanna learn the mastery of guitar soloing…[/quote]
First, start working on various 1234 exercises with alternate picking. Don’t focus so much on speed, just on accuracy and taking control of your fingers. You can start working on speed after a while.
As far as soloing, if you start to really get into scales and modes, you’ll realize that most of the solos by your favorite rock guitarist fit into certain patterns. So you learn the patterns.
That said, if a teacher/someone states that you MUST learn 80 different scales and modes, punch them in the face. It’s unnecessary and essentially busy work. Get really good at the 4 or 5 major scale patterns, and learn to relate things to them.
If you want to get into more jazz sounds you can experiment with melodic and harmonic minor and their respective modes.
The best way to learn to “solo” IMO is to get some experience with scales etc. But then go learn a few of your favorite solos. See what the guitarists do. Then steal it! Immitation leads to innovation.
Beyond that, it’s just soloing a lot. Buy band in a box or garage band and jam with it. The more you “practice” soloing, the better you’ll get at it.