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Guitar lessons that help you get better - faster

Do you practice hard but never feel like you're getting any better? Our lessons will help you break out of the box, so stop wasting time and become a better guitarist today!

Welcome! I'm Thomas McRocklin. I've been playing guitar since I was 4 years old.

I've been lucky enough to learn from some of the greatest guitarists in the world. I've performed with amazingly talented players such as Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Larry Mitchell, Stu Hamm, and of course my friend and mentor - Steve Vai.

I started School of McRock as a place where I could share everything Iโ€™ve learned from years of playing with these legendary guitarists as well as my own insights and techniques. Take a free a trial - I'm sure you'll love it.

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What other guitarists are saying aboutSchool of McRock

I have been playing guitar for 3 years and I have tried JamPlay, Truefire, YouTube... but the progress I have made in 1 month here with your lessons is unbelievable.โ€
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Nikos
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I've played guitar for about 20 years, always been ok at it, can pull out a solo here and there, but the little things in the lessons that you don't realise help so much!โ€
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Oliver
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It is such a good feeling when there is a click and sudden step forward in playing. School of McRock is a plataeu killer! ๐Ÿ†โ€
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George
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I've pushed further in the last year than in the last 20! I have a completely different approach to the instrument. ๐Ÿ™Œ Check it out. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ€
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Stuart
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I am currently enrolled in your lessons and I am playing stuff I never thought I'd be able to play. Thank you ๐Ÿ™โ€
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Barry
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Since I joined I've actually started wearing down picks! Something I've never done in the past so I know I'm playing a lot more these daysโ€
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Richard
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I record myself playing and listening back to some of my old improvisations is like hearing another person. My playing now is more solid and its the first time I am playing like I really mean it. Thank you so much!โ€
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Nikos
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I just checked out the 'Unlocking The Fretboard' lesson and holy cow dude! I'm blown awayโ€
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Brian
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Iโ€™m really enjoying the School of McRock content, the structure of the lessons is brilliant.โ€
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Vincent
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I love School of McRock, definitely a game changer!โ€
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Ian
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Love the site and all of the lessons have been really helpfulโ€
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Michael
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There's already so much in those lessons that I'm finding myself trying to get better organized with my practice time to fit more of your stuff in!โ€
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Amy
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Every month Thomas goes live to dive deep into a topic and answer your questions via Zoom.

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Access our growing library of exclusive, studio-quality backing tracks to jam along to or download and remix.

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Latest Lessons

Our exclusive guitar lessons cover a huge range of topics, and packed full of tips and insights to help you become an awesome guitarist! We launch new lessons every single week so there's always something new to learn.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 54 Mins

    Do you have plenty of plugins and pedals but you’re not sure whether you’re making the most of them? In this lesson I’m going to break down the entire signal chain and explain every piece in detail so you know exactly how to construct amazing tones from awesome cleans to dirty high gain lead sounds.

    So if you’re confused about gain structure, stacking overdrives, where to place specific effects or anything else involving your signal chain then this lesson is going to make everything crystal clear once and for all!

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 2 Videos
    • 32 Mins

    This lesson is all about how to transition between two sections of a song. Whether you’re moving between a verse and chorus or two different parts of a riff, this underrated skill will have a huge impact on the quality of your songwriting.

    Mastering this technique will not only take your playing to the next level, but it will also blow the roof off your songwriting ability, and it’s actually quite a simple thing to master, so let’s get to it!

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Hang out with Thomas and other School of McRock members, get help whenever you need it, suggest lesson topics, request new features and much more!!

Step 1 - Join the public McRocklin Discord community below

Step 2 - Once you're in, type /school to link your member account to Discord and unlock the hidden School of McRock channels!

Step 3 - That's it, you're done! You can keep in touch using your web browser of via the Discord App on Desktop, iOS or Android.

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