3 Great Piano Songs For Beginners
Learning to play the piano can be a great way to explore your musical talents however it may be difficult trying to find songs to learn that are beginner friendly. Before you can start playing your favourite songs, mastering a few easy-to-play tunes is a great way to practise.
These are songs which are relatively easy to learn and aren’t too complicated, so you can get comfortable with the keys and get to grips with the pedals before tackling something more difficult.
By starting with more straightforward songs, you can work on developing the right skills to play the piano.
Whether you have a gorgeous grand piano or an acoustic upright piano, the instrument is a great one to learn as it is so versatile and almost any song can be played on the piano if you know what you're doing.
This also gives you a chance to get comfortable with reading sheet music. The easier you start, the quicker you will get used to it, meaning you can move on to some tougher and more complicated songs once you have some experience.
‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles is an excellent choice for beginners. This is due to the fact the song is quite repetitive and this gives you a chance to practise finding the right keys and keeping in time with the song.
Working on repetitive melodies is a really good way to practise new instruments without overcomplicating it for yourself. This also allows you the chance to work on correct hand placement over and over while still being able to play a song all the way through.
Another good song for beginners is ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen. This song gives you practice using both hands simultaneously but is still simple enough to be beginner friendly.
This song uses simple chords and progressions making it quick and easy to pick up and practice. It also is a slow and steady song, which allows you the time to get comfortable with using both hands.
Choosing slower songs to start off with gives you a chance to properly practise playing and working on hand movements and posture without the added stress of having to change chords or keys very quickly.
Bach’s ‘Fur Elise’ is a classic and well-known piano song that should be on every beginner's list. This is perfect to move on to when you have started becoming comfortable playing two-handed and can be somewhat challenging but is still easy enough that you can learn it comfortably.
This is slightly faster paced and uses a mix of notes which again gives you more skills to practice. This song is great for when you want to work on changing hand position and quickening the speed at which you play.
There are plenty of other beginner-friendly songs that you can try but starting with these three gives you a good, basic idea of the skills you need to develop. Once you get enough practice, you’ll be able to move on to some more exciting and complex tunes in no time!