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  • Writer's pictureRuss Macklem

Welcome to my new Website!

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Thanks for visiting my new site! Proud to also announce the official release of my Doctoral paper Woody Shaw's Exercises: The Foundation of an Original Voice in Jazz. The link is at the bottom of this post! From my research, it appears to be the most comprehensive work on Shaw's approach to date. If you want to learn more about Woody Shaw's approach to improvisation, learn to play "outside", or be inspired to create you own approach, check it out! In the coming weeks, I'll be posting videos where I discuss and demonstrate some of Woody Shaw's exercises that he developed for improvisation, and their application. Keep an eye on my Instagram and YouTube channel for those!

Download my paper here (you have to sign up first but it's free and only takes a moment):

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Nov 13, 2020


Jun 17, 2019

Looking forward to your blogs!

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