Welcome Micky to Chordie, Hang in there, I too just started 2 years ago at 47. It gets better with time. Learning scales have really helped me play better. Lots of resources here to learn.
A fellow Chordian [Southpaw 41] gave me this link, Guitar Scales @ Chord Book.com and is very helpful.
Take Care.. Badeye
Hi Micky and welcome to chordie. I teach the ocassional guitar lesson and my best students are the 'older' ones. It's never too late to train 'yer brain and the 'older' students tend to have more drive and better focus on the task at hand. Here are the links badeye referred to;
Here's your backing tracks (***for rehearsal only***)
Get some good grooves going on this site above (close the window, keep the grooves going, open up the chordbook site posted below and use the approriate scale(s) .
Tear it up, enjoy yourself, and grow, grow, grow as a lead guitar player.
Peace and Guitars,
Give everything but up.