SF and dark fantasy author but also a writer/creator of how-to music books – Beginner’s Guide to Reading music, Guitar Chords, Piano Chords, Songwriter’s Rhyming Dictionary, Play the Guitar Made Easy. Other publications include Advanced Guitar Chords, Advanced Piano Chords, Chords for Kids, How to Play the Electric Guitar, Reading Music Made Easy, Scales and Modes and Play Flamenco (Amazon author page here). Released EP Jakesongs on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, LastFM, etc and on CDBaby.
With a lifelong passion for fantastic worlds of any kind, from movies to fiction, cosmology and art to music, posters, album and paperback book covers I also have special interests which include various social and cultural turning points of human history, including early the 1800s, 1900s, 1960s and 2000s when broad cultural revolutions feasted on the body of the status quo. Many of the posts in this blog highlight these themes, with a particular emphasis on the gothic, fantastic and supernatural.
I’ve been in a number of bands, including Slice, The Harmonics, Starbank and studied a form of Flamenco guitar. Although I have a range of fine guitars in my home my favourite music software is Sibelius and, having worked with Cubase for many years, I’ve now completely moved over to Logic Pro (which is fantastic!)
And recently, I joined society6 with an online store for some of my paintings and illustrations for prints, cards and iPhone cases.
The companion websites to this blog are:
Jake Jackson Art which focuses on my abstract expressionist acyrlic art.
Jake Jackson Music which focuses on my music books and album.