Ferling – 24 Melodic Studies Edited for Saxophone
These 24 melodic studies are the slow etudes from Ferling 48 Etudes for oboe, op. 31, adapted for the saxophone by Eugene Rousseau. There are many other studies that address technical issues unique to the saxophone, but Dr. 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. Fingering suggestions have been added where appropriate as well as selective comments to help in the musical understanding of the etudes.
Saxophone Artistry in Performance and Pedagogy
This book is an important resource for all saxophone performers and teachers. Dr. 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 discusses how the mouthpiece and ligature, instrument construction and pads affect the tone and intonation. Exercises and special fingerings are also included. The book includes 70 pages with 25 full colored pictures as well as several hand-drawn diagrams to aid in the explanations.
DVD - Living Legends
Living Legends is a video interview with Eugene Rousseau, recalling many of the important events in his long and distinguished career. 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.
DVD - Steps to Excellence: The Saxophone
Steps to Excellence is a rare look into the attitude, history and views of a recognized master teacher of the saxophone. Eugene Rousseau reveals both the long term and short term objectives that teachers and students must understand to move forward together. Dr. 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. He discusses the fundamentals of saxophone playing: Basic Hand Positions; Sitting and Standing Positions; Reed, Mouthpiece and Ligature; Articulation & Tonguing; Tone Production; and the Sound of the Saxophone Quartet.