10 Easy Piano Songs to Learn
The difficulty of piano songs often differs based on what techniques a
particular piano player is most comfortable with using. In some cases, a song that might be extremely easy for
one player might be difficult for another. Playing speed often plays a big role in this discrepancy.
Most fast paced songs have very little technique usage, so if you can play quickly enough, the song does not
require much effort. If you cannot play quickly enough, the song is nearly impossible. Regardless of your skills,
there are some easy piano songs to learn that should
provide little trouble for any pianist.
While classical music is often complicated and requires advanced techniques, not all music of this type is
difficult. There are numerous classical pieces that are quite easy to learn and play. Bagatelle in A Minor, Op. 59
– “Fur Elise” by Beethoven regularly appears as a practice song among lower level piano players.
Another Beethoven song, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor – “Moonlight Sonata,” is also very easy to play,
while also being immediately recognizable for most players. Another good choice is “Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman” by
The name might not be recognizable to most people, but the very beginning of this song is more widely known as
“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” The rest of the piece is not
substantially more difficult either, making it an easy and recognizable song to learn.
There are numerous easy piano songs to learn that most people should already be familiar with. Songs like
“Amazing Grace,” “Alouette,” “Happy Birthday,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and “For He’s a
Jolly Good Fellow” are immediately recognizable to most people.
All of these songs are also extremely easy, slow paced and do
not require any sort of advanced technique. The technical simplicity and familiarity of these songs allow
beginning piano players to learn them very quickly.
If you want to move to a slightly more intermediate song, Etude Op. 10 – 12 “Revolutionary Etude” by Chopin is a
little more difficult than the above songs. However, it really does not require very advanced piano
Most of the difficulty is likely to come from the slightly faster tempo, but this song still sounds good when
played at lower tempos. There are a couple tricky parts, but overall nothing that is particularly difficult. It is
a good choice if you want an easy piano song to learn that puts a slight amount of pressure on your abilities.
These types of easy songs are a good way to start practicing playing actual music on the piano. Even starting
piano players can pick up most of these songs with very little practice or effort. Playing songs can also be a
powerful motivational tool.
It is a lot easier to avoid getting frustrated playing the piano if you can see meaningful results, such as
being able to play a song without too much effort. The classical songs are very useful in this regard because while
they are not very complicated, they sound very good when actually played.