Jeff Jacobson specializes in creating accurate and user-friendly guitar transcriptions.
Jeff has been a professional music transcriber for over 25 years, having currently contributed transcriptions to over 300 official note-for-note guitar songbooks for artists such as Metallica, Aerosmith, John Mayer, Steve Vai and Taylor Swift.
He has also contributed transcriptions to numerous books of notable blues and jazz artists including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King and Joe Pass, as well as acoustic virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Doyle Dykes.
Published books also include original fingerstyle guitar arrangements of Celtic, classical, and contemporary Broadway and film music, including Star Wars for Classical Guitar (Hal Leonard). See full credits list.
Also a professional musician, Jeff began playing guitar at the age of 5, and spent the first part of his career as a sideman, despite having been a songwriter since grade school. In 2003, a live recording of the very first original song he played at an open mic was selected for The 14 Best Singer/Songwriters of Greenwich Village compilation CD. From that point through 2010, he was a fixture on the New York City singer/songwriter scene, known for his folk/pop songs with shades of classical guitar. Listen at Bandcamp
Based in New York City, Jeff is currently transcribing full time.