Here are the 10 best and most requested classical style piano songs that have survived the test of time and are suitable for almost every occasion!
This is a perfect repertoire with simplified and easy piano music for every beginner pianist! If you can memorize the piano pieces as well, they are always "available". Imagine always have something beautiful and perfect to play at gatherings, holidays, celebrations, weddings etc!
The piano pieces presented here are beautifully arranged and simplified to be easy to learn. This easy piano music has been carefully selected to be well arranged, and on a late beginner- early intermediate level.
The Moonlight Sonata is one of the most famous sonatas by Beethoven. The first movement is what got the name "Moonlight" and is the most played part of the sonata.
The real name is Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, or Sonata like a fantasy, due to the dreamy and a bit blurred sound that Beethoven suggested as tone color for the piece.
This is a truly romantic piece, even though it has a rather dark mood. The first theme almost sounds like a funeral march. It is also from the era called Romanticism. Here is an easy arrangement of The Moonlight Sonata.
Who hasn't heard of Fur Elise? Almost every new pianist has tried out the first 5 note pattern at one time or other. Just playing the repeated semi tone interval, makes it immediately recognizable.
This is a very romantic little piece, called Bagatelle by Beethoven. The whole composition is a rondo. That is a piece with different parts where the first part, or theme is repeated again and again.
The form is A B A C A. Most beginners play
only the easier A part, which is also the most famous. Here is an easy arrangement of Fur Elise.
A happy piece with a hopeful message by Schiller about peace and Joy to all of mankind.
The popular melody is originally not for piano but is the theme from the triumphant finale in his last symphony, the 9th.
Often played at weddings, Pachelbel's Canon in D is a beautiful and meditative piece.
The composition is built on a repeated bass pattern, called an Ostinato. The melody was then supposed to be improvised in different ways for each sequence of the bass. Today the melody is usually not improvised, but you could try!
One of the most beautiful Christmas pieces.
Popular piano songs come in many variations! This is a simple but beautiful piano arrangement for solo piano that is easy to learn.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the first piece in the huge work "The Well-tempered Clavier", as a Prelude in C major.
This comparably easy piece is then matched with a (harder) Fugue in C major. The whole work takes you through all 24 major and minor tonalities with one prelude and one fugue of each.
The prelude in C major is beautiful as it is, but since it is composed with only broken chords, it is easy to understand anyone being "tempted"to add a melody to it! Gounod did so. This became the famous Ave Maria, a real hit!
Another famous hit that needs little introduction. Played and sung all over the world, who would have known that this piece would be so used!
This is one piece that you should memorize- so appreciated!
Scott Joplin wrote many great Ragtime pieces. One of the most famous is The Entertainer.
It became popular again with the movie "The Sting", and has since stayed on the list of the most popular piano songs.
The original is on an advanced level, but here is an arrangement of The Entertainer that is simplified and easy to learn.
Our list of the best piano songs begins and ends with the light of the moon! This time by Claude Debussy.
This famous French Impressionistic piece, is heard in the "fountain" scene of the movie "Oceans 11".
The piece is dreamy and beautiful but has an overall optimistic tone, very suitable for that last scene!
Dec 03, 16 03:44 PM
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Dec 03, 16 03:17 PM
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