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”.
Funk guitar is one influence that can be found over and over again in my playing, whether I’m writing prog riffs, noodling around with clean tones, or anything in between. It’s so versatile and filled with many little techniques that will add flair to your playing in any genre.
This lesson will help you break out of your current mindset to come up with new ideas and note combinations as well as improve your timing and sync between your picking and fretting hands – I even include a full tone overview detailing exactly how I dial in my funk tones!
Do you ever wonder how you can take a guitar solo from simple to mind-blowing? In this lesson I’m going to show you 5 different levels of soloing that will gradually get more advanced as you progress through.
Starting at Level 1 we’ll focus on your timing and groove before adding embellishments such as slides, bends and vibrato. As we move up through each level I’ll show you how to incorporate techniques such as sweeping, hybrid picking and tapping whilst also working on fundamentals such as note choice, dynamics and phrasing to build up all of the elements you need for an awesome solo!
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!