Category: Jeanjean Project

Jeanjean 1 Entire!

Tonight’s practice, in it’s naked rawness. Very live, as in, not edited at all, kind of like singing in the shower. I stopped about 1/3 way in for about 15 seconds because I thought someone knocked. Also, near the end…

Jeanjean Chopinesque?

I got the following email from a reader, who is a classmate of mine from Peabody days though I haven’t been in touch with him since then. He’s now “Adjunct Faculty; Private Teacher-Musicologist-Critic at Averett University” from his LinkedIn profile.…

Buffet R13 version of Jeanjean 1 excerpt

It’s interesting playing the same tricky phrase on these two different instruments. I used the exact same mouthpiece/reed setup. In fact I didn’t move the reed at all, since it’s a Legere and doesn’t need to be wet. Though the…

Jeanjean 1

Ok, here goes the first post of many about the Jeanjean Book of 18. I bought a new copy recently since my old one, which I’ve had since High School, was beat up and marked up. I’ve always loved these…

Jeanjean Project

I plan to learn and perform (and video) all 18 études from the book by that name by Paul Jeanjean over the next year. Little is known about Jeanjean. Wikipedia has a tiny “stub” article about him. The most extensive…