Send a Message to Jacob Jensen

The Beast With Six Strings

Some beautiful art by M.C. Escher

And the Dead Spake:

Hey there, my name is Jacob Jensen. I am fifteen years of age. I have been playing guitar for about six years, and practicing guitar is one of the main consumptions of my time. I have three guitars; a 2001 Peavey Raptor, 2003 Fender Squire, a heavily modified 2004 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and a used Ibanez RG470.

The Realm of the Unreal:

In regards to the styles of music that I enjoy playing on guitar, Neo-Classical metal (a la Yngwie Malmsteen) is high up on the list. I don't really sympathize with the metal image or messages, but I enjoy the challenge that the musical aspect presents. I tend to be pretty light-hearted when it comes to the music that I choose to play on guitar (as in, I don't get very into the pieces of work past the guitaring). Really the only artists that I really enjoy listening are Yngwie Malmsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, and classical composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Paganini.

Musical Influences

  • Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Tom Morello
  • J.S. Bach

Favorite Recordings

  • Molto Arpeggiosa (a.k.a. Arpeggios From Hell), by Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Maria, by Rage Against the Machine
  • The 24 Caprices, by Nicolo Paganini