Join an incredible community of guitar learning: Cracking the Code

Masters in Mechanics is our premier membership plan which gives you access to our entire library: lessons, interviews, interactive tablature — everything we’ve done.

Not only that, you’ll be part of a community of enthusiastic guitar and music nerds, where you can ask questions, get feedback on your technique, and take your playing to the next level.

The Masters in Mechanics Membership Includes:


In-depth interviews with world-class players and experts


Our flagship seminars: Volcano, Cascade, and Antigravity

Pickslanting Primer

Step-by-step introductory course on the fundamentals of picking technique

Interactive Tablature

Interactive Soundslice notation for 2,000+ musical examples + Guitar Pro and PDF downloads


Members-only workshops, Q&A sessions, and interviews from the Cracking the Code Studio

Cracking the Code Series

12-episode journey of guitar learning — the Cracking the Code origin story

Cracking the Code Forum

Join the conversation about guitar technique and musical learning!

Priority Support

We typically respond to technical questions within 24 hours

Pick Your Membership Plan!

$199 / Annual

Get 4 months free!

$125 / 6 Months

Get 1 month free!

$25 / Monthly

One month at a time

Cracking the Code Scholarship

Need a little help? Cracking the Code offers a scholarship program to help out if cost is a factor. Applications are quick and confidential.

Free Basic Membership

Get started with a Basic membership, and join us on the forum — plus, get access to selected free videos! You can upgrade at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Promise I'll like it?
Yes! We're confident you'll be a happy subscriber. But if you're not satisfied for any reason just let us know and we'll be happy to issue a refund.
What if I want to switch to a new plan?
Easy as downward pickslanting — you'll be able to upgrade or downgrade plans at any time during your membership.
How do payments work? Is this secure?
We process payments with Stripe and Paypal, both of which use industry-standard security to keep your payment info safe.
Does my membership include slow-mo clips and tablature?
Yes, it's all here on the site. And to make life easier, we include links to Guitar Pro and PDF tablature files on each page as well.
Can I still purchase downloads?
Yep! You can browse our download store here. Any download product you buy gives you access to that portion of the site, so you can still use our Soundslice tab player and interactive timeline display for that interview or seminar.
Can you give me some more detail on all that's included?
The best way to learn more is to browse the site — there are some things you can't access without joining, but you can see a "table of contents" view of everything!

Any other questions before signing up? No problem — drop us a line and we'll help you out!
Contact us directly at support [AT] troygrady [DOT] com.