Expand your guitar vocabulary with this exclusive lesson pack containing some of my favourite licks. The Ultimate Lick Pack contains 10 awesome licks that cover a range of difficulty levels, including some real tongue-twisters and unique sounding phrases!
Each lesson is designed to not only teach you a cool new lick but to give you additional insights into my songwriting process, the techniques used and plenty of other tips and tricks along the way.
Even if you don’t manage to play every lick note-for-note, each lesson will provide you with some ideas and insights you can take away and apply to your own playing. Also, each lesson includes guitar tabs and a backing track to help you learn and jam along.
In this lesson I’m going to break down the first solo from Distorted Dreams by my band McRocklin & Hutch. As well as teaching you how to play the notes step-by-step, I also cover all of the finer details – little tips and techniques that you can apply to your own playing to improve your note clarity and expression.
The solo isn’t too difficult technically, but it does feature a lot of cool techniques and phrasing which I cover in detail as I break things down. Most notably, it includes a hybrid picking section which sounds great but is also a super easy introduction to the technique if you’ve never used it before.
Today we’re going to break down a track of mine called Drive. We’re going to break down the techniques involved and show you how to use controlled, slow sweeping to create a really cool effect on the arpeggios – I’ve included an exercise that will really help you master this technique.
I’ll also show you how you can write and come up with a concept like this by linking together simple ideas and turning them into something mindblowing!
In this lesson I’m going to break down the chord progression from one of my tracks – Square Dreamz.
But we’re going to go deeper than that… much deeper! I’m going to show you exactly how I wrote this track by using melody to lead the chords without thinking too much about theory! I’ll teach you this method so you can use it to write awesome sounding chord progressions yourself.
This solo breakdown from You and Me by McRocklin & Hutch is quite simple to learn but tricky to master. It’s all about phrasing and delivery, packed full of details that will allow you to take simple lines and make them sound much more complex than they really are.
This lesson is also packed full of solo tips that will change your playing forever – including how to think ahead with fingering so you never feel rushed and make less mistakes.
Today I’m going to show you one of my favourite go-to shred licks. This lick features a variety of techniques – sweep picking, hammer ons, pull offs – and a lot of muting to go along with those to improve your note separation and clarity.
Before we get into the lick itself I’m also going to demonstrate my approach to playing major arpeggios – so that you can apply these skills to your own playing and licks!
In this lesson we’re going to break down the solo from one of my McRocklin and Hutch tracks – Neon Skies. The cool thing about this solo is that it has a very Japanese-style sound whilst just using a standard minor scale with no alterations.
There’s also some interesting sections where you need to push notes through using only your left hand – and I’ll show you a couple of exercises that will help improve your technique and hand strength to help pull this off!
In this lesson I’m going to break down the chorus section from my track Clear Skies. This solo is jam-packed with lots of different techniques and flourishes which makes it a lot of fun to play.
I’m going to guide you through this note-for-note, covering these techniques in detail as well as all of the little details, expression and delivery that will help you get this solo completely locked down. Let’s do this!
In this lesson I break down one of my tracks called Follow The Light. First we’ll break down the intro and chord sections, which sound really huge and busy, but in fact are really straightforward – once you know the secrets!
The shred part of this track can be pretty difficult though! It contains a lot of different techniques but I’ll break the whole thing down for you piece by piece. I’ll even give you an exercise to practice to help you nail the toughest parts.
This tongue-twisting solo contains a ton of awesome techniques, so as well as breaking down how to play the notes I’m going to focus heavily on teaching you the techniques themselves – so even if you don’t learn to play the solo note for note you’ll be able to take the skills you’ve learned and apply them to your own playing.
At the end of this lesson I’ve included a bunch of really fun and useful exercises that get you used to delivering these techniques in the real world.
In this lesson I break down the 2nd solo from Distorted Dreams by my band McRocklin and Hutch. This is a really challenging but rewarding solo to learn. It features a couple of awesome techniques, without them this solo wouldn’t be possible.
As the solo progresses, it introduces new note choices, new modes and sounds. Constructing a solo in this way keeps the listener interested – and I’ll teach you how to do that as well. So download the backing track and the tabs… I’m going show you all of the techniques and insights so that you have everything you need to make this solo happen!
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.”