All Posts by Salomon Jakobsson

2nd prize at Uppsala International Guitar Competition!

Uppsala International Guitar Competition

Last night I was awarded the second prize, 7000 SEK, at the Uppsala International Guitar Competition.

“Salomon Jakobsson displayed a confident and relaxed stage persona, and showed his creative style as a player and composer. Inspired by the Michael Hedges school of Fingerstyle, he also showed some fine compositional skills in his beautiful piece ‘Sargasso Swells”.”

The winner was Carlotta Dalia, a classical guitar player from Italy.

It’s been a great four days at the Uppsala International Guitar Festival, full of concerts, workshops and clinics with legends such as Leo Brouwer, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Marco Pereira and Frank Gambale.

Copenhagen Guitar Show 2017

Copenhagen Guitar Show 2017

I had the fortune of being invited to perform my music at the Crafton booth during Copenhagen Guitar Show, Denmark. I had a really good time performing on my Ibanez AE900-NT and met lots of guitar players from all over the world (Bumblefoot was the headliner of the year!). I also did a clinic about what acoustic strings to choose together with D’Addario product expert Magnus Olsson.

Fuzz Guitar Show 2017

Fuzz Guitar Show 2017

I spent this last weekend at Fuzz Guitar Show in Gothenburg, Sweden performing for Ibanez, Crafton and a secret, very promising amplifier.

 

It was a great weekend and I met lots of old and new friends, guitar geeks and guitar players. Johannes Möller, Gabriella Quevedo, Cim Frode and even Glenn Proudfoot from Australia, to mention a few.

 

Check out this recap of the show by Mike Smale, who worked at the booth I played in. (There is also some footage of me playing starting at 2:58.)

New cover of ‘Time 2’ on YouTube

I recorded a cover of Time 2 back in 2011 and ever since then I’ve wanted to record a new, better (and faster) version. I borrowed a delay pedal a from a friend a few days ago and here’s the result.

If you like the guitar playing and want to support, feel free to drop a like on my Facebook page.

The video and audio is recorded through a ZOOM Q2HD. The guitar is plugged into a BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay pedal going into a Tanglewood T6 amp.

Professionally recorded video for Introspective (Insanity)

A few days ago I met up with Mockingbird Productions to record a music video for my song Introspective (Insanity). The end result was way better than I excpected.

If you enjoy the music I have good new for you: Introspective (Insanity) is part of my debut album ‘In the Valley of Notes’ which contains even more of my original fingerstyle guitar music! You can listen and buy the audio files in lossless and MP3 format (a great way to support!) from: https://salomonjakobsson.bandcamp.com/releases All the information and links necessary to find the music on other sites will also be available here on the website. If you want to order physical copies of the CD, just send me an email through the contact form here on the website. Thanks for the support!

In the Valley of Notes – Album Preview (Fingerstyle Guitar)

I recently released a preview video of my upcoming debut album on YouTube. The album consists of a collection of acoustic solo fingerstyle guitar songs primarily representing the music I wrote during my teenage years (the only exception being Sargasso Swells that was written at 20). All music was played live on a single steel stringed acoustic guitar without metronome and with as little editing as possible. If you want to support my music, you can pre-order it through the ‘Music’ secion here on this website.