Chilly Gonzales brings some of the joy back to the lapsed amateur pianist with his Re-Introduction Etudes: a book of 24 easy-to-master, fun-to-play piano pieces specifically designed to unlock musical mysteries for those who gave it up.
Each etude is introduced by a short text, in which Gonzo shares his point of view on scales, explains how melodies are designed, how modern pop harmony works ... and divulges his own personal "shortcuts". The companion CD of his recordings of the 24 pieces goes a long way to getting the music into the piano student's head, so it can then spill out onto the keys and a tear-out poster strategically placed near the piano will inspire the musician in all of you!
Chilly Gonzales, the musical genius has been asked by the radio station WDR 1Live to explain some of today's pop music including Get Lucky (Daft Punk), Hold On (Drake), Entertainment (Phoenix), Fancy (Iggy), No Rest For The Wicked (Lykke Li) and Shake It Off (Taylor Swift).
This playlist contains Chilly Gonzales' other piano lessons as well.
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For all the lapsed and amateur pianists out there, Chilly Gonzales has prepared 6 video tutorials demonstrating topics from his Re-Introduction Etudes book.
Don't miss the Maestro's personal instruction about "semitones", "left hand accompaniment", "arpeggios", "scales and melodies" and "thirds". Gonzo shows you how to learn these concepts by playing his own études "Tarantula", "Lefties", "Chaconne and On", "Climbing and Falling" and "Sunday Unsung" and augments the lesson with current pop music examples from Lana Del Rey, Lionel Richie, U2, The Eagles, Nirvana and The Police inter alia.