As the other half of McRocklin & Hutch – Tim “Hutch” Hutchinson is known as an accomplished songwriter and producer, but he’s also a talented shred guitarist!
With a background in both academic education and private music tuition, Tim takes a relaxed, methodical approach to his lessons, teaching sometimes complicated topics in a way that explains things clearly without being overwhelming.
Tim is also a professional music coach, with a passion for helping DJ/producers, musicians and composers to make better music, become better players and build up their music businesses.
During the McRocklin & Hutch track “You and Me” Thomas and I trade guitar solos back and forwards – in this lesson I’m going to break down the first solo from that exchange.
This solo strings together multiple techniques such as pick slanting, arpeggios, tapping, cross picking and hammer ons out of nowhere so there’s a lot to learn! To make things easier I break the solo down into 6 short sections so you can learn a piece at a time in just a few minutes.
Today I’m going to show you one of my favourite go-to shred licks. This lick features a variety of techniques – sweep picking, hammer ons, pull offs – and a lot of muting to go along with those to improve your note separation and clarity.
Before we get into the lick itself I’m also going to demonstrate my approach to playing major arpeggios – so that you can apply these skills to your own playing and licks!
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.