How to Play Turkish March by Mozart (Guitar Lesson)

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Allen Van Wert

Turkish March

Allen Van Wert teaches his neo-classical rendition of this Mozart masterpiece.

Taught by Allen Van Wert in Songs With Allen seriesLength: 33:18Difficulty: 4.0 of 5

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Rob_MIRob_MI replied on December 5th, 2015

Wow, I wonder if anyone has earned the badge for playing this song yet, it's a beast of a song, pretty fantastic :)

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on August 29th, 2016

At least 1 person earned the badge for this.

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied on September 8th, 2015

It was fun watching you Allen. This one is definitely for veterans. I believe if i could play that like you I would be graduating from Jamplay - LOL

kidrobkidrob replied on April 29th, 2015

Ok, now on to something hard...Gimme Three Steps. Just kidding people...keep your panties on. Nice job Allen, and I have to disagree with Stevehh, I think you teach rather well. Now of course you didn't go into theory or the mechanical physics of string vibration to produce a certain pitch - THANK GOD! My Dorian Major would have sat down on Myxolidian and gave birth to Phrygian minor. Anyway, nice job. There's so many notes in this song, I bet it has an L minor somewhere.

phaquephaque replied on December 18th, 2014

please any body help me to where can i get this Backing track????

phaquephaque replied on December 18th, 2014

please any body help me to where can i get this Backing track????

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on February 7th, 2015

I made this backing but it should be right here.. click supplemental ... then scroll down and click backing mp3

freethinkerfreethinker replied on November 7th, 2014


buddy dbuddy d replied on December 20th, 2013

allen, you are the man. :p

stevehhstevehh replied on August 3rd, 2013

this guy doesnt knows how to teach.. sucks.!

jaybaileyjaybailey replied on September 2nd, 2013

Like to see you teach something better

cccattorneycccattorney replied on March 4th, 2013

Allen, thank you. I like this arrangement a lot. Do you have any other arrangement of Mozart or Bach pieces arranged for Electric guitar, how about Pagannini ?

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on May 21st, 2013

good idea, perhaps soon, I have been working on making my guitar sound like a violin.

mitchgeorgemitchgeorge replied on June 10th, 2013

Hi Allen (Mr. Van Wert), I have retuned to picking up the guitar again since the kids have moved out (and back, and out), anyway, I have never enjoyed a song to learn as I am enjoying this interpretation of your Mozart's Turkish March! I am still attempting to learn without using the tabs since I've never heard this song b4 and feel like this approach would help me appreciate the actual song. I just wanted to say, thank you, I am REALLY enjoying this. Please continue to add new efforts.

russ1972russ1972 replied on January 21st, 2013

Stuff like this, is one of the many reasons I joined It was totally mindblowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mezbahmezbah replied on February 19th, 2012

Well, it is very nice

dtmartindtmartin replied on February 18th, 2012

Allen, Awesome lesson. Are you using any effects in this song?

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on July 5th, 2012

Nope. Just direct to amp.

SkyblowSkyblow replied on January 27th, 2012

best guitarist on this website. i want to hear you play cannon in D, that other guy didn't do it justice.

ncs818ncs818 replied on June 30th, 2012

Nope, Tosin Abasi is the best hands down

lucidiousgibslucidiousgibs replied on December 21st, 2011

Thanks for posting this

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eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on May 26th, 2011

im almost done with this one. my fingers might fall off before i get there tho. i love the solo it is so fun to play.

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on June 18th, 2011

Keep up the hard work! It is a great exercise to get down and is fun to play live as well.

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on April 26th, 2013

i got all the notes i just dont have the even playing it sounds muddy so i gotta slow it killer

thebluesstratocasterthebluesstratocaster replied on May 27th, 2011

Thanks bro

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on April 23rd, 2011

amazing, thought my ears might burn!

xidryxidry replied on April 14th, 2011

I just saw your tapping tec on youtube, that's so cool!!:) Please make a lesson about that:) Also , Welcome and very nice lesson:)

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on April 14th, 2011

Thanks. I may be doing some crazy tapping things or showing how to do it sometime.

isserisser replied on April 8th, 2011

welcome, awesome song nice i love the brake down. learn't it pretty quickly.THANKS

gabe dgabe d replied on April 7th, 2011

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude you rule

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on April 6th, 2011

this is awesome! well done allen, and welcome to jamplay as an instructor!!!! excellent instruction!!!

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on April 7th, 2011


tuneman55tuneman55 replied on April 6th, 2011

excellent lesson

jboothjbooth replied on April 6th, 2011

Welcome! Also that is a freaking cool arrangement.

jboothjbooth replied on April 6th, 2011

Listened to this 5x today... so awesome.

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on April 6th, 2011

I'm glad you like it!

stratmusicstratmusic replied on April 6th, 2011

That is just too cool!!! Welcome Allen!

sirstratsirstrat replied on April 6th, 2011

Very cool Allen You broke that down nice. Way over my head. But hey that’s what it's all about.

matt95matt95 replied on April 6th, 2011


Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on April 6th, 2011

Very cool! Nice to have you here!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on April 6th, 2011

""ur like a robot" -dethklok i dig this a lot nice arrangement i like excited to hear more

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied on April 6th, 2011

Thanks. That backing mix sounds great! Nice job guys!

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on April 6th, 2011


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mkorsmomkorsmo replied on April 6th, 2011

This is very cool Welcome Allen.

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About Allen Van Wert View Full Biography 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.

Allen has recorded guitar for the famed video game soundtrack composer Jesper Kyd (Composer of Hitman, Splinter Cell and many other big title games) as well as composing and recording for movie trailers and TV commercials. He has also been producing, recording and co-writing for local artists in his small home/project studio.

His three books on guitar technique, ear training and songwriting have helped many students over the past couple of years. Allen has also played in various cover bands in many genres since the age of 16 and has played to over 5000 on a few occasions. He was a featured guest musician on the album "West Coast Shred Fest".

In his spare time, Allen programs video games for fun. Wooo!

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