Category: Jeanjean Project

Video: Paul Jeanjean Clarinet Etude #1 from Book of 18, with new Accompaniment by Joseph Hallman

For the past several years, the clarinet works of composer Paul Jeanjean have been featured often in my posts, most notably his famous book of 18 Études de Perfectionnement, a collection of advanced and somewhat modern (in the 1920s) studies…

Jeanjean 18 Etudes, Original Edition

Here are the first few pages of the original 1928 Andrieu Freres edition of Paul Jeanjean’s Book of 18 Etudes de Perfectionnement pour Clarinette. Richard Hawkins kindly scanned these from the Oberlin library, which owns Gustave Langenus’ personal signed copy.…

Jeanjean 2 Finally!!

It’s been quite awhile since I posted a Paul Jeanjean etude to share my progress on the “Jeanjean Project”. Today I said “the heck with it”, turned on my Flip video camera and started playing. This is the second take,…

Project and Practice Update Nov 5

I’ve been overwhelmed the past week with my room being repaired and painted. It’s amazing how disruptive those changes can be to a regular and focused practice schedule. Plus I realized that I have recently been changing too many parameters…

JJ2 Practice, Oct 26

Starting to feel comfortable with all the new fingerings chosen for Jeanjean etude 2, second part. (yesterday I tweeted that this piece will be the end of me yet!) A lot of them make sense now, passing the difficult motions…

Woodshedding JJ2

The second part of etude 2 is one of the most difficult ones in the book for fingers. I’m “living” with it awhile, because I’ve already learned it once, and I want to improve on what I did in those…