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  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 22 Mins

    When I was younger I followed a very structured practice routine for 8-10 hours a day, but it’s very hard to dedicate that amount of time to guitar when you have other commitments to keep!

    In reality, we all have those days when you only have a few minutes available to practice, so in this lesson I’m going to show you how to develop a routine that works for you and helps you improve your technique, strength, speed and dexterity even when you’re really limited on the time you have available.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 27 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to show you how to move quickly up and down the fretboard, changing positions with ease to open up new playing opportunities all over the guitar neck.

    I cover a lot of elements in this lesson from posture, practicing, developing technique, building confidence and more – covering all of the elements you need to be able to shift positions seamlessly. I’ve even thrown in a couple of killer exercises that will really help you develop this important skill and blaze up and down the fretboard

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 2 Videos
    • 11 Mins

    Get ready for the Ultimate Shred Workout… this lesson will transform you into a shred beast with just a few minutes of commitment per week!

    I’ve put together a selection of key exercises designed to improve your speed, power and dexterity. Repeat the workout 2-3 times per week and you’ll become a shred master in no time! What are you waiting for? Click play and let’s do this!

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 32 Mins

    If you’ve wanted to incorporate legato into your playing this is the lesson for you – I’m going to give you all of the tools and information you need to incorporate this fun and explosive technique into your playing today!

    This lesson covers the fundamentals relating to the tone and mechanics of legato playing, as well as some deep dives into various ways I use legato in my own playing. It’s packed with tips and tricks as well as a selection of simple, quick exercises that will take your legato chops to the next level.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 30 Mins

    Today I’m going to take you up to the Shred Club HQ for 6 absolutely killer, finger ripping shred exercises that are going to get you shredding out of your mind!

    We’re going to start off by getting your left hand on fire, then concentrate on the picking hand, before finally pulling out all the stops with some insane tapping exercises to really get your blood pumping.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 3 Videos
    • 24 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to teach you a lick that uses blazing 3 note per string patterns and combines pentatonic and minor sounds as you switch between the strings.

    When most people try combining pentatonic and minor sounds they tend to play a blues lick followed by a minor lick or vice versa, but I prefer to jump back and forth between the two scales seamlessly to create unique sounding phrases.

    I do this a lot in my playing and I hope that it will inspire you to create some unique sounding licks of your own!

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 28 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to show you two very different approaches to using Legato. We’re gonna cover that real fast old-school 90s style before moving right to the present with my current approach to Legato. It’s much more subtle, and allows for some killer note combinations.

    I’ve also included a mighty exercise that’s guaranteed to give you melon crushing abilities 🍉 🥋

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 3 Videos
    • 20 Mins

    Recently I was writing a new riff and I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go with it. It features a lot of interesting techniques which I’m going to break down for you…

    …but it’s not finished yet! That’s where you come in. I want you to learn my parts, then write your own ending and share your version with me in the members chat. Let’s do this!

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 28 Mins

    This lesson is all about getting you really comfortable playing everywhere on the neck – without learning any scale positions at all!

    This is one of the first things I learned on guitar and is actually how I was able to shred from a very young age. It’s based on a very simple method that is really easy to learn and will make a huge difference to you when it comes to visualising the fretboard.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 9 Mins

    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!