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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 44 Mins

    This lesson is all about percussive strumming and everything that goes with it! We start right with the basics of how you need to control each of your hands and build things up from there until you’re able to play these awesome, unique sounding licks.

    I even show you some cool ways to break up chords, introduce tap extensions and more – in fact the final part of this lesson contains possibly the most mind-blowing technique that I’ve ever heard!

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 33 Mins

    This lesson covers everything you need to know to become a tapping master – whether you’re a beginner unsure how to get started with tapping or a more experienced player looking for some tips and inspiration to take your playing to the next level.

    We start with the basics such as how to transition from picking to tapping, common tapping patterns and changing notes with each hand. Once we’ve got the fundamentals down we’re going to crank it up to 11 with some fun advanced tapping techniques – let’s go!

  • Don’t Get Stuck
    Intermediate
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    Don’t Get Stuck
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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 25 Mins

    We all know the feeling – no matter how much you practice at home, you pick up a guitar in a store or get on stage and your mind goes completely blank!

    Let’s make sure that never happens to you again! Learn these improv tips and techniques and next time you’re stuck you’ll always have something cool to fall back on.

  • Italian Disco Solo Breakdowns
    Intermediate
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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 3 Videos
    • 35 Mins

    In this lesson, you’re going to learn not one but two solos from the track Italian Disco by my band McRocklin and Hutch. These are a pair of fun and challenging solos which I’m sure you’ll have a blast with.

    The first solo works on your phrasing and melodic delivery whilst the second solo ups the ante and introduces some shorter staccato notes – and then we go all out with some sweeping, tapping and legato. It’s gonna require everything you’ve got to nail both of these, but the results are definitely going to be worth it!

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    Balawan
    • 3 Videos
    • 7 Mins

    This special guest lesson is from the incredibly talented Balawan, a guitarist from Bali, Indonesia. His approach to guitar playing is really unique and in this lesson he breaks down his two-handed tapping technique using an awesome chord arpeggio tapping riff.

    When I was watching this lesson, I was really interested in his chord voices and note choices, so no matter what style of guitar you play I think you’ll get some really cool ideas and insights from this lesson.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 34 Mins

    I love to combine sweeping and tapping together, it’s a technique I use all the time and in this lesson I’m going to show you three ways to implement this in your own playing.

    Using these techniques together allows you to come up with fresh and interesting note combinations, and spice up boring licks. You can also use them to also unlock something very special which will completely transform your playing and take you to a whole new level!

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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.

  • Intervallic Lick
    Advanced
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    Borja Mintegiaga
    • 3 Videos
    • 7 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to teach you a cool, creative string skipping tapping lick as well some tips to carry out to help you with this style of playing.

    Sometimes with licks based on modulations, modal interchanges, complex harmony etc, we can find ourselves a bit lost. I bet you have had that feeling, haven’t you? Don’t worry, I’m also going to explain the harmony behind this lick and how it is constructed!

  • Waiting For The Right Time – Solo 2
    Advanced
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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 2 Videos
    • 20 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to walk you through the 2nd solo from my track “Waiting For The Right Time”. This is the 2nd guitar solo in this track and it’s by far the most intense…

    This solo was actually pieced together in the studio from multiple versions, resulting in something that I would never have played in a single take. It was challenging to re-learn this afterwards, but in the process I picked up a lot of interesting tips to pass on to you!

  • You and Me Solo 1 Breakdown
    Advanced
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    Tim Hutchinson
    • 2 Videos
    • 24 Mins

    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.