Jo Gougat: PÍle-MÍle, Vol. 4 (Book/CD)
No order and no rules here! Pêle-Mêle joyfully gives into its wanderlust: helped along by an adult, children will dive headlong into this fourth book, try out this or that song, and presto! – open the gates to an enchanted garden where the joy of music reigns supreme. To achieve this, Jo Gougat , Ardennes-born violinist, singer and exceptional teacher, has spiced up each double-page of song and text with a tasty cocktail: a few pinches of music theory to help children easily overcome a specific musical challenge, a refreshing dash of listening games that give pride of place to the magical sound of chimes, and two or three enhancing zests to coax the imagination “beyond” the song by exploring the world of a painter, or discovering a particular musical work. These various sections, which can be explored in any order and independently from one another, are enhanced by a CD including both a Piano and Voice version for each piece, followed by the accompaniment only, created by Serge Lécussant with humour and finesse. It’s your turn to sing!