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How To Play Fast

How To Play Fast

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.

Top Warm Up Tips

Top Warm Up Tips

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!

My Favourite Guitar Exercises

My Favourite Guitar Exercises

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!

The Ultimate Picking Guide

The Ultimate Picking Guide

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.

Unlocking The Fretboard

Unlocking The Fretboard

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.

What other guitarists are saying aboutSchool of McRock

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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.
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I'm Thomas McRocklin.

I've been lucky enough to learn from some of the greatest guitarists in the world. I've performed with amazingly talented players such as Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Larry Mitchell, Stu Hamm, and of course my friend and mentor - Steve Vai.

I started School of McRock as a place where I could share everything I’ve learned from years of playing with these legendary guitarists as well as my own insights and techniques.

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