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5 Piano Songs for Beginners

Posted by Gordon Bolton

5 Piano Songs for Beginners

Despite what people say, you can learn to play the piano at any age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 years old and your mom is forcing you to take lessons or you’re 80 and want to tick it off of your bucket list. Anyone and everyone can play the piano, all you need are some easy songs to help you get the hang of it.

You may groan when you see the songs of the title below, but remember, we all have to start somewhere. You can’t just pick up a keyboard or buy a piano and start playing Liszt, Mozart, or Chopin. Learning the basics and getting your fundamentals down will pay off some major dividends when you get to the more complicated pieces.

If nothing else, you can get a quick laugh out of people when they find out you can play the piano and want you to play something. The following list has 5 easy piano songs for beginners that anyone can learn!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a wonderful song to help you get a hold on the basics of playing the piano. It’s a simple, slow song that is easy to pick up and doesn’t require a lot of complicated finger work.

This song is exactly the same as your ABCs so this song kind of counts as two. If you know one, you definitely know the other and you can use it to help your child get to sleep or learn their alphabet. You’ll be an amazing parent in either case!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday is one of the easiest songs to play on the piano and whether or not you can play it, you definitely know the tune. Being able to hear the song in your head will go a long way in helping you learn how to play it on the piano. You’re probably humming it right now. Watch this quick video below to see how to play this classic song on the piano.

Jingle Bells

This holiday staple is also one of the standard songs every piano teacher gives to their students. While the song may be about winter, it’s definitely a Christmas tradition and you won’t make it through the holiday season without hearing it. Jingle Bells is a straight forward song on the piano for beginners that can, quite literally, be played with just two fingers. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below and see it for yourself!

Heart & Soul

You may not be familiar with this song by its name and it’s definitely not the Huey Lewis song from the 80s. But if you’re a kid from the 80s, you’ll definitely remember this scene from Big with Tom Hanks. That song they’re playing? That’s Heart & Soul by Hoegy Carmichael and Frank Loesser, but you probably know it as Chopsticks.

This song is a bit of a duet so there are multiple parts that you can learn and play separately or with another person. There’s even a hybrid version that you can play by yourself to surprise your friends. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play Chopsticks, it’s actually quite easy and you can pick it up easily by watching the video video below.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

This traditional folk song can be picked up by any beginner that’s gotten comfortable with their hand placement on the keys. Old MacDonald is an easy song to learn because there’s really just one part to the whole thing. Once you’ve got that done, you’ve got it in the bag. That’s the great thing about folk songs! You learn a verse and that’s it!

We hope you enjoyed learning how to play these beginner piano songs and hope to see you again when we roll out our next list of songs!

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