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.
Before you even play the 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 tips covering everything from posture, stretching, hand positioning, exercises and more so that whenever you play the guitar you’ll be at your best!
We all have those days when you get to the end of the night and you haven’t practiced or even played the guitar and you want to feel like your fingers are progressing – like 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!
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.
Everyone loves to play fast, right? But there’s a big difference between sloppy licks and exciting, articulate but blazing fast playing.
In this lesson, I’m going to show you all of my tips and tricks on how to play fast, from how to practice properly right through to how to incorporate your newfound speed into your playing in a tasteful way. Trust me, when we’re done you’re gonna be unstoppable.
A lot of people approach picking as a black and white thing but the right hand is often capable of adding so much to your playing than you might think!
In this video I’m going to go right from the top, breaking down my entire approach to picking and teaching you how properly utilise picking techniques to unlock extra expression in your playing, power in your chords and speed in your licks.
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”.
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.”
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 🙏”
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”
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!”
I just checked out the 'Unlocking The Fretboard' lesson and holy cow dude! I'm blown away”
I’m really enjoying the School of McRock content, the structure of the lessons is brilliant.”
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Love the site and all of the lessons have been really helpful”
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!”