Guitarist Profiles With Jake Willson

The JTC artist on theatre work, the writing process and how to stay motivated with practice...

Guitarist Profiles with Jake Willson

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In this series of interviews, I get to chat to some of the most influential guitar players and people within the industry around, to help inform and inspire your own journey with the guitar.

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My guest this time is a professional session guitarist in Londons west end, with no shortage of work offers.

He’s a Jam Track Central artist – where his dedication to teaching has produced some of the highest quality online courses available today. 

With endorsements from Victory amplification and his own boutique signature guitar from Hungarian luthiers Fibanare  – his eclectic and thrilling playing style is a delight for all.

If that’s not enough, he also holds a PhD in Classical composition from the University of Surrey, where he continues to inspire as an associate lecturer in orchestration and Jazz studies.

I’m thrilled and grateful to be joined by the amazing Jake Willson, who took the time out of a busy work schedule to chat.

Check out the Full Interview Below!  

Debut Album on the Way

As Jake mentioned in the interview, the new album is close to completion and this page will be updated as soon as there’s further news.

For those of us who can’t wait though, here’s a sneak peak from the studio shared on Jake’s Instagram page:    

Along with the Theatre work, album recording and JTC masterclass packages, Jake finds time to produce product review videos on his YouTube channel with fellow axe man Dan Leggett.

The reviews are informative and highly entertaining – a tongue in cheek approach to explaining guitar gear – check out the latest video here:

Other Strings to the Bow

Along with the Theatre work, album recording and JTC masterclass packages, Jake finds time to produce product review videos on his YouTube channel with fellow axe man Dan Leggett.

The reviews are informative and highly entertaining – a tongue in cheek approach to explaining guitar gear – check out the latest video here:

Jake is also a regular contributor and co-presenter on the fantastic ‘Guitar Hour podcast‘. 

Along with other top guitarists David Beebee, Dan Smith and Tom Quayle, the podcast features different guests most weeks. 

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The Guitar Hour Podcast is a great resource for advanced and intermediate players

Many topics are covered from music theory, harmony, aural skills, improvising, mental and physical well being and musical influences.

Although the podcast frequently takes deep dives into advanced music theory, there’s still some great nuggets of information for the less skilled of us and the delivery explanations are always very clear and concise – it’s a great resource to learn more for sure, so check it out!

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Rob Cox is a content creator and guitar tutor from London, UK.
He is also the founder of Tunelectric.

Online beginner guitar lessons with Rob Cox

About The Author

Rob Cox is a content creator and guitar tutor from London, UK.
He is also the founder of Tunelectric.

16 Responses

  1. Thanks for a super-interesting episode of Guitarist Profiles with Jake Willson. The guest that you interviewed was very interesting and you could tell that he has the experience to be recognized as an influencer (for me and many others) in the industry.

    There were so many areas covered like music theory, harmony, aural skills, improvising, and musical influences plus more that I have bookmarked this to come back and listen to it again. This is a great website and I am looking forward to getting my muso “fix” here when I cannot get out and mix it up myself. 

    Is this a fairly new website? I am glad I found it, thanks again…Who you should interview next is up to you. I will be happy with anyone that knows the business and is up for a chat! Great interview!

    1. Thanks for the kind words Dave! I’ve been slowly working on the website for the past couple of years.  I’m aiming to release more content on a regular basis in the coming weeks and months so please keep checking back!

      Thanks for the support.

  2. Jake Wilson Is really a baked in man when it comes to music, I’ve watched some of his videos online and I can say he’s an inspiration to me and I know he is to some others too. I’ve learned a lot from him his session. Thanks to sharing this article, its really interesting and entertaining, the videos are good too, I enjoyed reading through. Thanks