Piano Songs for Beginners

Piano Songs for Beginners to learn: The Easy 5

5 Easy Classical Piano Songs for Beginners

So, you decided to open that old, but beautiful, upright piano that your folks have sitting in the den, just collecting dust.

But, where do you start?

You took lessons when you were 5, but to say you’re rusty would most definitely be an understatement.

Maybe, it’s time to start from the beginning.

Bring on the easy.

Bring on the classics.

In fact, just for you, here’s our top 5 PIANO SONGS FOR BEGINNERS!

All 5 will be in basic 3/4 or 4/4 time, no more than 3 pages, and contain minimal sharps and flats.

Without further ado, here we go:

1. “Fur Elise”-Ludwig van Beethoven

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(easy transcriptions by Fabrizio Ferrari)

Length: 2 pages

Speed: 3/4 time

Key: C

You’ll remember this one from your earlier piano lessons.

For many a player, “Fur Elise” is a good place to start.

There are no chords in this piece and the speed (though it may be slower at first) allows the player to not feel so rushed when coordinating the notes of both treble and bass clef going at the same time.

2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for piano solo

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Length: 2 pages

Speed: 3/4 time

Key: G

This one is in G-so remember that F sharp.

(Also, there is another surprise sharp towards the end)

Most of the piece’s movement comes from the melody of the treble clef while the bass clef is mainly keeping the longer notes.

Still, there is an elegance to this piece that is sure to impress.

3. Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Op.13 “Pathetique”

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Length: 1 page

Speed: 4/4 time

Key: C

“Pathetique” is an adagio from Beethoven’s Sonata number 8, opus 13.

So,

it’s just a bit of a larger piece, but that does not take away from it’s simplistic beauty.

After all, why not leave them craving more?

4. “Claire de Lune”-C. Debussy

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Length: 2 pages

Speed: 3/4 time

Key: C

Caution:

This piece contains a few surprise sharps and flats.

But, once again, the speed of the piece helps with the slight confusion of those notes.

“Claire de Lune” sounds like the dream sequence of a movie or television show: light, airy, peaceful.

It will bring a calm to you and anyone else who hears it.

5. Johann Sebastian Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No.3

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Length:3 pages

Speed: 4/4 time

Key: C

Caution:

This piece contains a few surprise sharps and flats.

And, a 3 page piano piece may seem like a 600 page novel to a beginner, but it only makes this song about 5 1/2 minutes long, (It takes longer than that to warm up a frozen dinner).

If you’re looking to save some time and or just want to get started on these pieces right now, we have good news!

“Patheique” and “Air” can be found in VIRTUAL SHEET MUSIC, on this website (www.Virtualsheetmusic.com), in the; “Valentine Collection for Beginners”.

And, “Fur Elise”, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, and “Air” can be found in the: “Very Easy Collection for Beginners”.

Fill your house once again with the sound of musical talents.

Or, at the very least,

get some of that dust off that piano.

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