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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.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 5 Videos
    • 24 Mins

    Hybrid picking sounds 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.

  • 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 🍉 🥋

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 3 Videos
    • 20 Mins

    Recently I was writing a new riff and I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go with it. It features a lot of interesting techniques which I’m going to break down for you…

    …but it’s not finished yet! That’s where you come in. I want you to learn my parts, then write your own ending and share your version with me in the members chat. Let’s do this!

  • 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!

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 27 Mins

    The acoustic guitar is such an amazing sounding instrument, both for playing stand-alone and for adding an extra dimension to tracks in production. So even if you’re a hardcore shredder, knowing how to get the most out of an acoustic guitar is essential.

    In this lesson I share with you 5 of my most essential techniques for playing acoustic guitar.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 48 Mins

    Octaves have always been a big part of my playing but the way I’ve used them has changed drastically over the years.

    In this lesson I’m going to teach you all of my favourite octave techniques, how you can apply them to your own playing and some great ways to improve your hand strength when using them.

  • 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.

  • Thomas McRocklin
    • 6 Videos
    • 38 Mins

    In this lesson I show you how practicing can be fun – but more importantly how you can optimise your practice time to get much more out of it.

    No matter what level you are currently at, by following my approach your fingers get great workout, your technique will improve and you’ll even be left with new material in your back pocket which you can then make really cool songs out of in the future!

  • Tabs
    Backing Track
    Distorted Dreams Solo 2
    Thomas McRocklin
    • 4 Videos
    • 28 Mins

    In this lesson I break down the 2nd solo from Distorted Dreams by my band McRocklin and Hutch. This is a really challenging but rewarding solo to learn. It features a couple of awesome techniques, without them this solo wouldn’t be possible.

    As the solo progresses, it introduces new note choices, new modes and sounds. Constructing a solo in this way keeps the listener interested – and I’ll teach you how to do that as well. So download the backing track and the tabs… I’m going show you all of the techniques and insights so that you have everything you need to make this solo happen!