Re-Introduction Etudes

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!

Re-introduction Etudes

  • 1. Five Spot (Dedicated to Johannes Brahms)
  • 2. Pavane (Dedicated to Steve Jobs)
  • 3. Pleading The Fifth (Dedicated to Feist)
  • 4. Mansbridge (Dedicated to Drake)
  • 5. Red Thread (Dedicated to Nina Simone)
  • 6. Cloches Tristes (Dedicated to Pierre Gagnaire)
  • 7. Sunday Unsung (Dedicated to Your Ears)
  • 8. Climbing And Falling (Dedicated to M.C Escher)
  • 9. Tarantula (Dedicated to Thelonious Monk)
  • 10. Odessa (Dedicated to Kristina)
  • 11. Aquamarine (Dedicated to Mozart)
  • 12. Dressed In Green (Dedicated to Paddy McAloon)
  • 13. In-Between (Dedicated to Chet Baker)
  • 14. Glad And Sad (Dedicated to Victor Borge)
  • 15. Resolutions Per Minute (Dedicated to Clara Schumann)
  • 16. Cycle Therapy (Dedicated to Lionel Richie)
  • 17. Early Bird (Dedicated to Erik Satie)
  • 18. College Triads (Dedicated to Mocky)
  • 19. Les Accords (Dedicated to Maria Callas)
  • 20. White Litany (Dedicated to Daft Punk)
  • 21. Chaconne And On (Dedicated to Prince)
  • 22. 80’s And Gentlemen (Dedicated to My Brother Chris)
  • 23. Lefties (Dedicated to Barack Obama)
  • 24. Knight Moves Solo Piano (Dedicated to Boys Noize)


Solo Piano II Notebook

Learn to play all 14 songs of « Solo Piano II »
50 pages sheet music book written by Chilly Gonzales


Bande Originale with Pierre Gagnaire

“Music is in a meal’s tempo, with its thick and thin textures, syncopated rhythms and breaks; hot and cold, a flowing broth…”,
says Pierre Gagnaire.
Hence, it was only natural for chef Pierre Gagnaire and musician Chilly Gonzales to join forces to compose dishes and their corresponding music. The soundtrack (La Bande Originale) inspires and is inspired by the creation of a dish. It is an exceptional adventure that culminates in the joint creative accomplishment of two artists. Through 175 simple recipes to take you from morning to dawn, this is the three Michelin starred chef’s first true cookbook. Coupled with an hour of original music to appreciate the eclecticism, vivacity and colorful humour of the Canadian musician.


Solo Piano Notebook Volume 2 (comes with DVD)

Sheet music from “Solo Piano” and other Gonzo classics from over the years
PLUS full “Solo Piano presented in Piano Vision” concert from 2005


Solo Piano Notebook Volume 1

Sheet music from “Solo Piano” plus “Empty Music”, unreleased track