There are many other studies that address technical issues unique to the saxophone, but Dr. In 1985, he recorded a video program for called Steps to Excellence. Rousseau Beginning Saxophone Method English, German, Japanese and Saxophone High Tones English, French, German. Rousseau, in his introduction to this edition, states that he finds these lyrical studies to be of great value for the development of tone, musical phrasing and breathing, and vibrato on the saxophone. This book contains a biography and interviews with Mule, who passed away in 2001.
In 2003, Rousseau hosted the 13th at the School of Music. The playing dislodged hidden feelings, primed him for recognizing the habitually denied, sheathed the sword of lnaguage, and loosened the shield and armor of his character. He studied at the on a grant with in 1962. Liley, his friend and former student, shares his intimate knowledge of Rousseau's life, music and techniques. The North American Saxophone Alliance honored him with its highest award, a Honorary Life Membership. He has been a consultant for saxophone research to the since 1972. Rousseau provides, through examples, a continuous pursuit of excellence in areas of life and a glimpse into how this commitment translates into the expression of art.
. His contemplative playing purged him of worrisome realities, smelted off from his center the dross of eperience, and on those rare and cherished days, left only the refinement of flickering fire. Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. Exercises and special fingerings are also included. He taught at from 1964 to 2000.
Available in English and French. Contemplation through music was different from other reflective experiences, in part, because his visual associations were set free to mutate, morph, and meander; while the other senses were occupied in fierce concentraction on breathing, blowing, fingering, and listening. But he still found a special relaxation and renewal in solitary playing. With , another pupil of Marcel Mule, he was the co-organizer of the first in in 1969. Within the flow of this activity, his awareness would land in different states of consciousness, different phases of time, and easily moved between revisualization of experience and its creation.
Rousseau joined the faculty of the School of Music at the in the fall of 2000. The book includes 70 pages with 25 full colored pictures as well as several hand-drawn diagrams to aid in the explanations. American saxophonist Eugene Rousseau, 2004 Background information Born 1932-08-23 23 August 1932 age 86 , Genres Occupation s , , Instruments Eugene Rousseau born August 23, 1932 in , is an. With a foreword by Dan Deffayet, prefaces to the first and second editions, appendices, and index. Marcel Mule was one of the most influential teachers and greatest proponents of the classical saxophone for all time. Ferling — 24 Melodic Studies Edited for Saxophone These 24 melodic studies are the slow etudes from Ferling 48 Etudes for oboe, op.
He fished free of desire, illusion, or multiplicity; distant from the hook, the fisher, the fish; but tethered still on the long line of music, until it snagged on an immovable object, some unquestioned assumption, or perhaps a stray consummation, a catch in the flow of creation and wonder. Premiered in Iowa City, February 2006 by Eugene Rousseau and the University of Iowa Orchestra. Practical Hints Series Practical Hints is a unique and highly informative series developed to answer the many questions raised by the beginning student as well as the more advanced musician. Shipped to over one million happy customers. He retired from teaching in 2015. Eugene Rousseau: Saxophone Method, Vol. Available in English, German and Japanese.
In addition, he has had many transcriptions published for saxophone performance. Fingering suggestions have been added where appropriate as well as selective comments to help in the musical understanding of the etudes. His history is traced from the time he grew up in Chicago, through his association with many outstanding musicians, and his studies with Himie Voxman and Marcel Mule. Eugene Rousseau reveals both the long term and short term objectives that teachers and students must understand to move forward together. Designed for individual use, the Practical Hints books cover such vital topics as care and maintenance, reeds and mouthpieces, playing position, embouchure, tuning, tonguing, tone quality, range, and practice methodology.
Eugene Rousseau shares the knowledge gained through a long career as performer and teacher, covering such topics as the proper use of the air, embouchure, reed adjustments, articulation and hand position. He plays mainly the and. Following his studies at the Paris Conservatory, he earned a doctoral degree at the where his principal teacher was. Book 2 progresses from the first volume and introduces new concepts, techniques and elements of music theory, which will take you well beyond the standard of a beginner saxophonist. Rousseau has served as President of both the North American Saxophone Alliance 1979—1980 and the Comité International du Saxophone 1982—1985. This recording was reissued on compact disc in 1998. He was succeeded as professor of saxophone by , himself a former student of Rousseau.
His many students have carried on the tradition in music schools around the world. Your purchase benefits world literacy! With the guidance of a personal teacher or tutor, this method is an excellent basis for your studies in Saxophone. He has taught a master course at the in annually since 1991. Eugene Rousseau in collaboration with James D. He discusses how the mouthpiece and ligature, instrument construction and pads affect the tone and intonation. Available in English, German and French.