This toolkit contains some of the most popular lessons I’ve created, as well as those which will make the biggest impact on your playing. Finish working through these and I guarantee you’ll take your guitar playing to the next level.
My Favourite Guitar Exercises – Full tabs and video tutorials for my favourite killer exercises that are guaranteed to improve your speed, reach and dexterity.
My Top 10 Warm Up Tips – You MUST watch this before you next pick up a guitar. I cover everything from posture, stretching, hand positioning, warm up exercises and more, so that whenever you play guitar you’ll be at your best!
How to Improve Your Picking Speed – The highest-viewed lesson on School of McRock, which features the single most useful pattern I’ve ever learned to improve my picking speed and tons of other real-world tips to improve your picking speed.
Unlocking The Fretboard – In this mind-blowing video lesson I’ll show you how you can use 4 very simple shapes to unlock the entire fretboard and solo in any key.
We all have those days when you get to the end of the night and you haven’t practiced or even played guitar and you want to feel like your fingers are progressing – something has improved that day – but you only have 5 minutes… it happens to me all the time.
In this lesson I’m going to show you some of my favourite exercises that work out your right hand, stretch your left hand and are guaranteed to improve your ability and dexterity even when you only have 5 minutes to practice in the day. Let’s go!
Hey! So before you even play guitar, it’s really important to warm up and get yourself into the right frame of mind.
I’m going to show you my top 10 tips covering everything from posture, stretching, hand positioning, exercises and more, so that whenever you play guitar you’ll be at your best!
Does your playing turn to mush when you try to pick at a high speed? In this lesson I’m going to take you on an epic picking journey and show you everything you need to know to improve your picking speed without sacrificing note clarity.
We’re going to push your hands to their physical limits – and then I’ll show you the only exercises you ever need to know to level up your picking speed (including a pattern which has improved my picking speed more than any other exercise I’ve ever learned).
One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How do I break out from playing the same licks right in the middle of the fretboard all of the time”
I’m going to show you some scales that all link up together and explain how you can use them to unlock the entire fretboard – giving you much more clarity on how to can come up with great note choices, breathe some fresh life into your playing and improve your improvisation skills in any key.
Thomas McRocklin is an English guitar player, music producer and mastering engineer. He was a child prodigy guitarist and has shared the stage with the likes of Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Stuart Hamm, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, who mentored and produced Thomas as the lead guitarist in Bad4Good as well as featuring him in his music video “The Audience is Listening”.
Thomas McRocklin is the Mozart of guitar.”
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.”
Thomas is not only a gifted guitarist but he is also a very talented teacher! It is one thing to be a great player but a great player who can explain complicated concepts and make them simple is a real joy!”
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!”
It is such a good feeling when there is a click and sudden step forward in playing. School of McRock is a plataeu killer! 🏆”
I've pushed further in the last year than in the last 20! I have a completely different approach to the instrument. 🙌 Check it out. 😊”
I am currently enrolled in your lessons and I am playing stuff I never thought I'd be able to play. Thank you 🙏”
Just wanted to say that your School of McRock lessons have been some of the most fun I've had practicing in a long time!”
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 days”
Dude... I haven't practiced like that in ages... if I knew the angle of my damn pick was the cause of my struggles... I would've flipped my s**t 😅 Loving the lessons!”
I've been getting used to my amp again, and holy hell!! I can play things a hell of a lot faster from when I left. I'm in love with guitar again!”
Your heavy rhythmn lesson is awesome! It made me realize how invisible (beat 4) was for me. I love the speed adjustment feature, I use it a ton. 🤘 Thanks Thomas! ❤️”
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!”
Great masterclass. I'm always so jazzed to try new things after them. Thanks McRocklin!”
Thomas gives you the exact tips we all should have learned 20yrs before”
I just checked out the 'Unlocking The Fretboard' lesson and holy cow dude! I'm blown away”
Hey McRocklin, just got a subscription to School of McRock for my birthday and I'm loving it! Keep it up! :)”
I started Rhythm 101 lesson and I found many little details that make a lot of difference!”
My little noodle arm is killing after that speed lesson but I have improved so much 🤘🤘”
I sat down for about an hour and practiced your lesson on how to play fast. I love you how piece the lessons/exercises together little by little! I'm going to stick with this! 🤘”
I’m really enjoying the School of McRock content, the structure of the lessons is brilliant.”
I love School of McRock, definitely a game changer!”
I really like School of McRock and you have been an inspiration to me on my quest to play more deftly with greater speed. I really like your lessons that provide drills to hone the techniques that you demonstrate.”
Thanks for all the amazing content, so stoked you are doing these lessons.”
Thanks for doing the online classes they are doing wonders to my playing!”
Love the site and all of the lessons have been really helpful”
I really admire your talent but mostly your hard work. I can’t wait to find out more about your picking techniques and all other crazy secrets.”
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!”
Thanks for your support and your amazing lessons, you’re a massive inspiration to me and I hope I can figure this guitar maze out step by step with your help :)”