Volume II – Pre-solfegic and pre-instrumental degree, solfegic degree – Price 27,50 CHF

The passage from the concrete of the first two degrees of initiation to the abstract of reading and writing remains a challenge that greatly interested Edgar Willems; one can observe this very methodical passage from sequence to sequence, through which the life and joy of the children must be preserved; this challenge remains just as demanding when solfeggio is approached; Jacques Chapuis offers here telling examples of the melodic and harmonic expressiveness improvised by the teacher, with an ever-present rhythmic life.

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The synthesis illustrated here finds its sources entirely from the vision, work and activity of E. Willems. It is the result of Jacques Chapuis’ experience with children of all ages, adolescents and adults. In order to create a picture of the Willemsian conception, which does not start from matter and instruments, but from principles of life that connect music and human beings, we have chosen the most important ones among them for each degree.

Here you will find testimonials of real lessons, without previous rehearsal; the French and Italian children who participate are simply musicalized but not selected.

Our thanks go to the children for their active and spontaneous presence and to their parents. We would also like to thank the schools (Irigny Music School and Centro Ricerca Divulgazione Musicale d’Udine) and their teachers.

Finally, we pay homage to Jacques Chapuis (1926-2007) who continues to explain in these images not only the indispensable know-how of the musician, but also the internalized mastery of a whole progression necessary for the teacher to be able to recreate and share with the children in an obvious way « a more intense life » through music.


Author(s) Jacques Chapuis
Date of publication 1994
Duration DVD 1 : 67'47 - DVD 2 : 75'50
Language French
Made in France