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Resident JamPlay metallurgist Allen Van Wert tackles the 11 minute epic "Endless Sacrifice" by Dream Theater. Allen meticulously explains all of John Petrucci's guitar parts in this 80 minute lesson. If you are looking for a challenge, this is it!
Taught by Allen Van Wert in Songs With Allen seriesLength: 79:14Difficulty: 5.0 of 5
Learn rock songs with Allen Van Wert.
Allen Van Wert teaches his neo-classical rendition of this Mozart masterpiece.Length: 33:18 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Allen Van Wert covers the ZZ Top classic "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers."Length: 24:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Allen Van Wert teaches this Megadeth classic.Length: 41:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Learn this classic hair metal song by the band Winger.Length: 67:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Allen Van Wert teaches this epic Megadeth song that has no less than 11 guitar solos.Length: 120:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Allen teaches this song from the great American grunge band Nirvana.Length: 16:57 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Allen Van Wert teaches this classic grunge song from the album Nevermind.Length: 20:17 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Resident JamPlay metallurgist Allen Van Wert tackles the 11 minute epic "Endless Sacrifice" by Dream Theater. Allen meticulously explains all of John Petrucci's guitar parts in this 80 minute lesson. If...Length: 79:14 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Here is a lesson on Dream Theater's most popular song. Recognizable by its brooding clean intro and brutal distorted rhythms, this song is a must learn for metal guitarists. Chances are if you want to...Length: 120:06 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Allen returns to his song lesson series with an in-depth look at the classic rock tune "House Of The Rising Sun" from The Animals. Allen provides a beginner version, the original recorded version, and...Length: 40:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Allen Van Wert is back once again with a look at a great rock tune. This lesson covers the song "Dead" by Buckcherry.Length: 87:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Allen Van Wert provides another great rock tune for his song lesson series! This time, he takes a look at the Buckcherry tune "It's A Party"!Length: 55:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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
Allen Van Wert takes an in depth look at the song "Still Frame" from the band Trapt. This is a a simpler rock song with a catchy melody to put under your fingers.Length: 30:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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
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
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
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
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
About Allen Van Wert
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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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