Allen Van Wert got the nickname "ROBOT" from his unusual guitar tapping techniques that often sound like a video game more than a guitar. He has studied and played a wide variety of genres. His experimental and eclectic amalgamation of music combining shred guitar, crazy tapping techniques, and electronically infused composition contrasted by a highly emotional soft melodic side, make his debut album a really fun and interesting listen for just about anyone. (More)
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Allen Van Wert has 58 videos at JamPlay, with 19 intermediate lessons, 19 song lessons and 20 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Speed and Technique

Allen "Robot" Van Wert teaches his approach to developing technique necessary for fast playing.

Lesson 1

Series Introduction...

Allen kicks off his technique series with a primer lesson on right hand picking.

Length: 30:52
Lesson 2

Rudimentary Drills

Allen shows you the 24 rudiments crucial to developing finger dexterity.

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Lesson 3

Left Hand Endurance...

Allen shows an amazing muscle building exercise that really works out the left hand!

Length: 9:32
Lesson 4

Fundamental Picking...

This lesson covers an exercise that works on all the major picking techniques.

Length: 11:15
Lesson 5

Synchronize And Stretch

Allen shows you a great exercise set that helps with synchronizing your hands as well...

Length: 8:18
Lesson 6

The System

Allen Van Wert explains his system of programming, reinforcing, and forgetting primary...

Length: 50:53
Lesson 7

Interval Exercises

This is the next step after you have learned Allen's "system". If you follow Allen's teachings...

Length: 21:29
Lesson 8

Triad Arpeggio Exercises

First, Allen gives a pop quiz for you to check your own ability to visualize the fretboard....

Length: 21:30
Lesson 9

Seventh Arpeggio Exercises

Allen Van Wert shows you how to apply his systematic practice approach to 7th arpeggios....

Length: 8:36
Lesson 10

Fretboard Advancement

Allen briefly explains how he refers to modes in the context of this lesson and then shows...

Length: 15:35
Lesson 11

Rut Busting Exercises

Get out of that rut with these exercises from Allen Van Wert!

Length: 10:44
Lesson 12

Basic Tapping

Allen returns to his speed and technique lesson series with a look at the basics of tapping....

Length: 30:42
Lesson 13

Using Tapping to Extend...

Allen is back with the next installment in his look at tapping. In this lesson Allen discusses...

Length: 11:05
Lesson 14

Single String Tapping

Allen is back with more tapping goodness! This time around, he discusses single string...

Length: 10:27
Lesson 15

Multi-String Tapping

By this time you should have a pretty strong grasp of tapping basics and be proficient...

Length: 14:46
Lesson 16

Tapped Octave Minor...

In this lesson Allen demonstrates an octave displaced, tapped, minor pentatonic scale....

Length: 10:28
Lesson 17

Emulating Keyboards

Allen is back with a comprehensive look what what many people call "Touch Tapping." Allen...

Length: 32:41
Lesson 18

Combining Tapping Techniques

Now that you should have most of the tapping techniques under your fingers, it's time...

Length: 11:16
Lesson 19

String Skipping Exercises

To wrap up his current film session and look at the speed and technique series, Allen...

Length: 29:31