Contributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
The piano is a beautiful instrument that can be learned at any time in life regardless of age.
Although some people may have more of a musical ear than others, people of varying levels can learn songs that are simple to play on the piano, especially during the initial learning stages.
Here is a list of the top ten simple piano songs that you, a friend or family member can learn today.
10. Jingle Bells
Why not get into the holiday spirit early by learning to play a Christmas song? Jingle Bells is a familiar song to many around the world and its repetitive notes make it easier to practice and learn quickly.
9. Mary Had a Little Lamb
The popular nursery rhyme comes to musical life on the piano. This song is easy for little children and beginners alike as it only has three notes throughout the whole song.
8. The Saints Go Marching In
This is a great playful song that has a lively beat to listen to and play. There are only a few notes to learn and you will have fun playing this one for yourself or an audience.
7. The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther theme song will take you back to your childhood and is a hoot for kids to learn. You will soon want to have a band with a slinky saxophone playing in the background after you learn this one!
6. Happy Birthday
Who doesn’t know the birthday song?! The catchy melody is easily transferred to the piano for a quick and simple beginning song to learn.
5. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
This song repeats the same notes and progression throughout to make a fun and easy song to learn on the piano. Sing along as you practice!
4. Hot Cross Buns
The song Hot Cross Buns is most commonly the first song learned by many beginners on the piano. In addition to consisting of only a few notes, the piano keys required for this song are close to each other on the keyboard making it a quick tune to learn.
The song about a puppy, Bingo, has a catchy melody that easily transfers to the piano. Little kids will have fun singing along to this song, especially the last line “And Bingo was his name-O!”
2. Ode to Joy
Despite being a classical song, this song is actually easy to learn. Open yourself to a new world of music by starting with this simpler period piece that doesn’t require you to be Beethoven!
1. Amazing Grace
This beautiful song is a joy to learn by many and is requires few notes or advanced skill. Practice this song to play in front of family and friends for a beautiful, peaceful evening.