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.
Hybrid picking sounds super complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to pick up. In this lesson I break this technique down to teach you everything you need to know so you can start incorporating it into your playing – today!
We’ll start with the basics – what exactly is hybrid picking and how do you pull it off? I’ll show you why this is such a cool technique, how to practice it effectively, when to use it and which tones it works best with. Even if you’ve never tried it before, by the end of this lesson you’ll be able to start using hybrid picking in your playing.
What does every guitarist want? We want power, flexibility, dexterity, awesome timing, and we want to be able to visualise notes all over the fretboard… right? This fun challenge is going to help you develop all of that and more!
I’m going to show you a seemingly simple lick that will stretch your hands to their limits, and if that sounds too easy we’ll also be introducing some hybrid picking and rhythmic techniques to really get you going. So grab your axe, learn the lick and head over to our Discord server to share your attempts with the rest our community!
Today I wanted to show you how I like to use .8th pattern delays to create really interesting sounding licks.
There’s actually quite a lot of work that goes into making this effect sound great such as way you approach your picking, how you’re muting, your left hand work and more… let me break it down for you!
In this lesson, I’ll be teaching you three distinctive licks. The first uses outside notes, which are so easy to implement into your playing and can completely transform your sound. Next up, I’ll be teaching a repeating pattern-based riff that’s not only a lot of fun to play but also great for developing dexterity in your left hand. We’ll also be diving into a shred-based lick that uses hammer-ons out of nowhere to really work on your left-hand strength, and it’s so cool to play.
But wait, there’s more! We’ll finish off with some shred that uses three different types of sounds in one lick. I struggled with this lick myself, but I figured out what the problem was and identified how to fix it. So not only will you learn some killer licks today, but you’ll also see firsthand how to troubleshoot and overcome obstacles in your playing.
Hey guys, Micky Crystal here and today I’ve got a very cool hybrid picking legato lick for you.
I’m going to show you a couple of cool exercise to go along with this, and once you’ve learned the lick and the ideas behind it’ll enable you to create your own awesome hybrid picking legato licks.
In this lesson, I’m going to teach you the 2nd solo from my track SUDO. This is an incredibly difficult solo to perform, but what’s interesting about it is that it doesn’t take too long for you to learn the notes, and even be able to play along at the pace of the record – it’s all of the additional details that make it so difficult but interesting to play.
So first I’ll break the solo down for you, but then I’m gonna show you every little piece of the puzzle that you need to deliver it with the same attitude and phrasing of the record. It’s a lot of fun, and the impact it has on your finger dexterity is amazing, after playing this solo for a while I felt like my fingers had been taken to the next level!
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