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  • 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 ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿฅ‹

  • 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!

  • Tim Hutchinson
    • 5 Videos
    • 21 Mins

    There’s a lot of information out there about pick slanting, but what is the correct information for you and how can you start using it to improve your playing?

    The good news is: I’ve done the research for you!

    I’ve put together this definitive guide to the subject, which will explain exactly what pick slanting is and how you can start using it within your playing – without undoing any of your existing technique.

  • Kieran Johnston
    • 3 Videos
    • 9 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to teach you an awesome string skipped arpeggio sequence, very similar in style to one of my all-time favourite guitarists – Paul Gilbert.

    I’ll break this lick down for you and include plenty of insights and tips – including how you can put some variations on this lick and extend it with tapping, as well as some examples on how you can incorporate it into real-world playing situations.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 7 Videos
    • 22 Mins

    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 –ย  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).

  • Kieran Johnston
    • 3 Videos
    • 11 Mins

    As guitar players it’s very easy for us to get stuck playing the same shapes. Instead of trying to break away from this, sometimes all you need to do is inject some new ideas and techniques to add a little more flavour into the shapes you’re already playing.

    In this lesson I’ll show you how to spice up standard pentatonic shapes by demonstrating a lick that uses a variety of techniques, I’ll break this down for you and show you how it all comes together.