Since his first album in 2000, the pianist for Drake, Daft Punk and Feist, best known for his timeless Solo Piano albums, has been repeatedly called “a self-proclaimed musical genius”. Today, he issues an official “correction” in the form of the video for “(NOT A) MUSICAL GENIUS”. This will hopefully prove once and for all that Chilly Gonzales is but a fantasy of sensitive Montrealer Jason Beck.
LAST TOUR DATES: 5th February – Toronto – Massey Hall (CG with Kaiser Quartett) 8th February – Montreal – Places des Arts (CG with Kaiser Quartett) 11th February – Sherbrooke – Theatre Granada (solo piano) 12th February – Quebec City – Palais Montcalm (solo piano)
LYRICS: Not a musical genius I guess I lied Not a musical genius So now I’m confessing why I wanted you to believe in it But deep down I was petrified Of not being a genius That’s why it was self-described
The phrase was fake But it was too late to step on the brakes The cake was baked, the name replaced And they say that you cremate what you create So I raised the stakes Changing tastes and made mistakes I player-hated a famous face But in this case the hate’s misplaced I was overjoyed to be employed I had the plan I had the ploy Avoid Freud Avoid the void The composer the poser The man the boy Now that’s all over it’s meaningless Did you think I was serious? I’m an unusual pianist But not a musical genius
Chilly Gonzales, Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer, returns with his much anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II: "Chambers".
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Chilly Gonzales, Grammy-winning pianist, composer and entertainer from Canada, living in Germany, is known for the virtuosity exhibited on best-selling albums Solo Piano and Solo Piano II, as well as his performances and songwriting with Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Daft Punk and Drake. With new album CHAMBERS featuring Hamburg's own Kaiser Quartett, Chilly Gonzales re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today's addictive pop, with the attitude of a rapper.
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.
We’ll be updating these playlists over the next few weeks, so subscribe to the YouTube channel here to be notified (http://bit.ly/CGYOUTUBE).
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.