Top 8 Easy Violin Songs to Learn

When starting out on the violin you might think to start off you can’t play any ‘popular’ music as it is too difficult but you would be surprised as to how many violin compositions are out there for beginners.

Don’t expect to be able to play each song straight away, it will take a lot of time and practice, but don’t give up!

Below are 8 violin songs to start off with, in various genres that are easy yet will make you sound impressive.

Can’t read sheet music? Check out our interview with Professor Steve Journé, who’s developed an infallible method to master sight-reading in a few days.

First things first I would recommend really getting to grips with these two super easy and recognisable songs! They will serve you well in major life events of your family and friends 🙂

Happy Birthday

A classic song good for all of those celebratory moments with your friends and family!

► Find the Happy Birthday violin sheet music on Jellynote

Ode To Joy

A nice easy happy song to play along the piano accompaniment – written originally by Beethoven.

► Find the violin sheet music for Ode To Joy on Jellynote

Star Wars Theme

Absolutely epic song to play on the violin!

► Find the violin sheet music for Ode To Joy on Jellynote

Bitter Sweet Symphony

Specifically written for strings this is a beautiful yet simple song to learn.

► Find the violin sheet music for Ode To Joy on Jellynote


Personally I think this song is best played on the violin as it adds more depth to the tune.

► Find the violin sheet music for Hallelujah on Jellynote

Now We are Free (Gladiator)

Another beginner song to learn thanks to the repeated notes that move just a note up or down each time.

► Find the violin sheet music for Gladiator on Jellynote

My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)

If you’re not too confident with quavers yet as you find them too quick then this is the song to learn!

► Find the violin sheet music for Titanic on Jellynote

Colors of the Wind

I find that the sound of the violin reminds me of the wind and nature and thus the lyrics resonate a lot with the instrument here!

► Find the violin sheet music for Pocahontas on Jellynote

We hope this list gave you the motivation to start the violin or continue your practice. If you’re having a hard time sight reading, check our guide on how reading sheet music is not as difficult as you might think!


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Flore plays the violin, guitar and piano and is the CEO of Jellynote. The best perk of her job is to get a first peak at all the scores received from the Creators and be able to play them on her instruments before anyone else.
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