Allen Van Wert has 58 guitar lessons and 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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Allen "Robot" Van Wert teaches his approach to developing technique necessary for fast playing.
Allen kicks off his technique series with a primer lesson on right hand picking.Length: 30:52
Allen shows you the 24 rudiments crucial to developing finger dexterity.View This Full Lesson!
Allen shows an amazing muscle building exercise that really works out the left hand!Length: 9:32
This lesson covers an exercise that works on all the major picking techniques.Length: 11:15
Allen shows you a great exercise set that helps with synchronizing your hands as well...Length: 8:18
Allen Van Wert explains his system of programming, reinforcing, and forgetting primary...Length: 50:53
This is the next step after you have learned Allen's "system". If you follow Allen's teachings...Length: 21:29
First, Allen gives a pop quiz for you to check your own ability to visualize the fretboard....Length: 21:30
Allen Van Wert shows you how to apply his systematic practice approach to 7th arpeggios....Length: 8:36
Allen briefly explains how he refers to modes in the context of this lesson and then shows...Length: 15:35
Get out of that rut with these exercises from Allen Van Wert!Length: 10:44
Allen returns to his speed and technique lesson series with a look at the basics of tapping....Length: 30:42
Allen is back with the next installment in his look at tapping. In this lesson Allen discusses...Length: 11:05
Allen is back with more tapping goodness! This time around, he discusses single string...Length: 10:27
By this time you should have a pretty strong grasp of tapping basics and be proficient...Length: 14:46
In this lesson Allen demonstrates an octave displaced, tapped, minor pentatonic scale....Length: 10:28
Allen is back with a comprehensive look what what many people call "Touch Tapping." Allen...Length: 32:41
Now that you should have most of the tapping techniques under your fingers, it's time...Length: 11:16
To wrap up his current film session and look at the speed and technique series, Allen...Length: 29:31
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.