Shawn "Thunder" Wallace's YouTube lessons

Saxophonist and educator Shawn 'Thunder' Wallace has posted some of his lessons on YouTube. Thunder has some worthwhile stuff on there, despite the silly nickname.

Lesson videos


Anonymous said...

"silly nickname" why hate on him like that? Was that really necessary?

David Carlos Valdez said...

I wasn't hating on Shawn. Calling yourself "Thunder" in all of your promo is a more than a little silly, everyone I've talked to agrees with me on this point. to have a silly nickname is one thing, but to include it in all of your promo is another.

Shawn has some very good lessons online and I simply wanted my readers to look past his nickname and give his lessons a chance. Otherwise I think a lot of folks would be turned off by the nickname alone and not give his material the consideration they deserve.

J. Medley said...

We love the nickname. When you have chops like his, you can call yourself anything you want. At least he is sharing his knowledge.

Tito said...

20th century music is replete with nicknames, many respected:
Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Cannonball Adderly, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Pee Wee Russell, Junior Cook, Philly Joe Jones, Bud Powell, Red Garland, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Lightin Hopkins, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Blind Willie McTell, Son House, Lead Belly, etc. Hip hop continues this trend.