First series: 4 lessons in 2 double boxes :
A choice of practical sequences with children from various backgrounds, edited to present in a synthetic way, the pedagogical programme of lessons for each of the 4 levels of Willems music education.
Volume I – Musical initiation
A didactic presentation of the principles of the 1st and 2nd degrees, clearly identified by titles; the sequences, animated by Jacques Chapuis, were filmed live and without retakes with children from the music school of Irigny (France), directed at the time by Nicole Corti (plus a rhythmic sequence with the Italian pupils of Franca Cividino).
Price : 27,50 CHF
Volume II – Pre-solfegic and pre-instrumental degree, solfegic degree
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.