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

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

At least 1 person earned the badge for this.

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied

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

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

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

phaquephaque replied

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

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied

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

freethinkerfreethinker replied

Awsome!

buddy dbuddy d replied

allen, you are the man. :p

stevehhstevehh replied

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

jaybaileyjaybailey replied

Like to see you teach something better

cccattorneycccattorney replied

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

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

mitchgeorgemitchgeorge replied

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

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

mezbahmezbah replied

Well, it is very nice

dtmartindtmartin replied

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

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied

Nope. Just direct to amp.

SkyblowSkyblow replied

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

ncs818ncs818 replied

Nope, Tosin Abasi is the best hands down

lucidiousgibslucidiousgibs replied

Thanks for posting this

teamsuzukigsxrteamsuzukigsxr replied

WoW!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied

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

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

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied

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

thebluesstratocasterthebluesstratocaster replied

Thanks bro

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

amazing, thought my ears might burn!

xidryxidry replied

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

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

isserisser replied

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

gabe dgabe d replied

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude you rule

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

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

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied

Thanks!

tuneman55tuneman55 replied

excellent lesson

jboothjbooth replied

Welcome! Also that is a freaking cool arrangement.

jboothjbooth replied

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

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied

I'm glad you like it!

stratmusicstratmusic replied

That is just too cool!!! Welcome Allen!

sirstratsirstrat replied

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

matt95matt95 replied

NICE!!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

Very cool! Nice to have you here!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied

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

allen.vanwertallen.vanwert replied

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

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied

AWESOME!

ssnowmanssnowman replied

Nice

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

This is very cool Welcome Allen.

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Turkish MarchLesson 1

Turkish March

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Length: 20:17 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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DeadLesson 11

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Length: 87:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
It's A PartyLesson 12

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Length: 55:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
HomeLesson 13

Home

Allen Van Wert returns to his songs series with a metal tune from the band Three Days Grace. "Home" is a hard hitting song, with a lot heavy tones going on. Crank up the distortion on this one!

Length: 22:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Still FrameLesson 14

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Length: 30:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
GelLesson 15

Gel

Allen Van Wert is back with a look at another 90's rock tune! This time around he teaches the rhythm and lead to "Gel" by Collective Soul.

Length: 20:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Dance DanceLesson 16

Dance Dance

Allen Van Wert continues his song learning series with a 2000's pop rock anthem from venerable rockers "Fallout Boy!" Dance Dance is a complex rhythmic tune with lots of overdubbing and driving guitars!

Length: 17:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Where's Your Boy TonightLesson 19

Where's Your Boy Tonight

Continuing with his look at modern pop rock songs, Allen brings a lesson on Fall Out Boy's "Where's Your Boy Tonight". This tune has layered guitars in multiple tunings.

Length: 30:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Face to the FloorLesson 20

Face to the Floor

Allen is back to his song series with a heavier tune. In this lesson, you'll learn "Face to the Floor" by modern metal band Chevelle.

Length: 14:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The RedLesson 21

The Red

Allen is back again with a look at another song from modern rockers Chevelle. In lesson 21, he covers the popular hit "The Red".

Length: 15:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Allen Van Wert

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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