Technique

Technique Guitar Lessons

Learning new guitar techniques is the best way to add more variety to your playing and help you progress as a guitarist. Our guitar technique lessons cover everything from sweeping, tapping, different picking styles, and anything else you can think of! We have lessons that will push you to become a better guitar player no matter what stage you are currently at - from beginner to advanced.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 24 Mins

    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.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 11 Videos
    • 44 Mins

    Bending is such an important part of playing guitar – it’s a crucial technique to have in your arsenal and it’s worth taking the time to get it right.

    In this lesson I break down the fundamentals of bending and answer the most commonly asked questions about the technique. I also share a few of my top secret tips so that you can learn all of the tools you need to become a bending master.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 29 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to give you a full breakdown of all of the mechanics and movements involved in sweep picking so that you can learn everything you need to nail this awesome technique.

    I start with the basics, including the best methods for holding the pick correctly so that you can sweep through the strings like a warm knife through butter! As you progress through the lesson you’ll learn multiple sweeping patterns and how to put everything together so you can use this technique in the real world to deliver some awesome solo action!

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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!

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 22 Mins

    When I was younger I followed a very structured practice routine for 8-10 hours a day, but it’s very hard to dedicate that amount of time to guitar when you have other commitments to keep!

    In reality, we all have those days when you only have a few minutes available to practice, so in this lesson I’m going to show you how to develop a routine that works for you and helps you improve your technique, strength, speed and dexterity even when you’re really limited on the time you have available.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 37 Mins

    People often make the mistake of thinking that guitarists must have huge hands or really long fingers, people assume this about me all the time! In reality my hands are completely average-sized but this doesn’t mean that my reach has to be average…

    In this lesson I’m going to show you multiple ways you can stretch your fretting hand to improve your reach, build up your finger strength and transform your playing for the better. If you’ve been practicing hard but feel like you aren’t seeing the gains you should be, then this could be the lesson that changes everything for you.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 28 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to show you two very different approaches to using Legato. We’re gonna cover that real fast old-school 90s style before moving right to the present with my current approach to Legato. It’s much more subtle, and allows for some killer note combinations.

    I’ve also included a mighty exercise that’s guaranteed to give you melon crushing abilities 🍉 🥋

  • Legato 101
    Intermediate
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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 32 Mins

    If you’ve wanted to incorporate legato into your playing this is the lesson for you – I’m going to give you all of the tools and information you need to incorporate this fun and explosive technique into your playing today!

    This lesson covers the fundamentals relating to the tone and mechanics of legato playing, as well as some deep dives into various ways I use legato in my own playing. It’s packed with tips and tricks as well as a selection of simple, quick exercises that will take your legato chops to the next level.

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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 27 Mins

    In this lesson I’m going to show you how to move quickly up and down the fretboard, changing positions with ease to open up new playing opportunities all over the guitar neck.

    I cover a lot of elements in this lesson from posture, practicing, developing technique, building confidence and more – covering all of the elements you need to be able to shift positions seamlessly. I’ve even thrown in a couple of killer exercises that will really help you develop this important skill and blaze up and down the fretboard

  • Bend, Slide, Bend
    Intermediate
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    Bend, Slide, Bend
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    Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 24 Mins

    Bending and sliding are both important guitar techniques, but how about putting them together? In this lesson I’m going to teach you a cool technique that combines bending and sliding and is definitely worth having in your arsenal.

    Along the way I’m going to be dropping loads of tips on both bending and sliding, so that you can absolutely nail those bends with power and accuracy time and time again, and slide around the neck quickly and smoothly even if you suffer from sticky hands!