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9 Super Easy Songs for the Complete Piano Beginner

Every great musician was once a beginner.

Being a beginner in the age of social media is not an easy thing to deal with. You watch those 10-year olds play Chopin like they were born for this or cover artists play your favorite tunes effortlessly. You want to play like them. Impress your family, win the heart of that special someone or just join that exclusive club of people called “talented”.

If you’re reading this post, it means you’ve probably made up your mind and want to get serious about the piano. Instead of watching others play, you’ll get to work on it yourself. This is the start.

We’ve compiled a list of 9 super-easy versions of popular songs that you’ll be able to play after your first few weeks. Note they have been shortened on purpose to allow you to master them within a couple of hours.

1. Over The Rainbow by Harold Arlen

This easy version of Over The Rainbow is truly 8 measures with a repetition. The only difficulty for beginners lies in switching between the C and F positions on the right hand. Other than this, should be nice and easy to master within 1 hour. You’ll also learn your reference song for the “Octave” interval.

Play the piano sheet music of Over The Rainbow

2. The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

This is an arrangement of The Sound of Silence for beginner pianists. There are no sharps or flats to worry about and the majority of the time the left hand is played separate from the right hand.

Play the piano sheet music of The Sound of Silence

3. Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Frozen is likely the most acclaimed Disney movie after the Lion King. This easy arrangement will get you playing the main theme very quickly.

Play the piano sheet music of Frozen

4. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

This is probably the most played piano song in the soundtracks arena. Made popular by the movie Shrek, this song will get your friends singing along in a joyful atmosphere.

Play the piano sheet music of Hallelujah

5. La Valse d’Amelie by Yann Tiersen

Amelie made everyone believe you could find love in Paris at any street corner. Well.. while that might be a bit romanticised, the movie will certainly make you fall in love with the soundtrack. Composed by Yann Tiersen and released in 2001, La Valse d’Amelie will get you playing “what-if” scenarios in your head all evening.

Play the piano sheet music of La Valse d’Amelie

6. Deck the Hall

This is an easy piano arrangement of a traditional Welsh song ”Deck The Hall” originally from the 16th century.

Play the piano sheet music of Deck the Hall

7. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

This arrangement will help you play the song with only chords.

Play the piano sheet music of Tears in Heaven

8. Castle in the Sky

If you don’t already know it, “Castle in the Sky” is a 1986 Japanese animated steampunk fantasy-adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. This is a solo piano arrangement of the main theme for beginners.

Play the piano sheet music of Castle in the Sky

9. March of the Toy Soldiers

This is an easy piano arrangement of the theme ”March of the Toy Soliders” from The Nutcracker.

Play the piano sheet music of March of the Toy Soldiers

10. The Dreidel Song

This is an easy piano arrangement of Dreidel Song originally composed by Samuel E. Goldfarb.

Play the piano sheet music of The Dreidel Song


If you need some help interpreting the notes, check out our guide on how to read sheet music.

We have a wide range of easy piano sheet music for beginners and intermediates on Jellynote.

What are the songs that helped you enjoy the beginning of your journey?

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William Ridd is a writer based in London. After a messy divorce from the clarinet, William decided that playing music wasn’t for him, but he continues to appreciate it and likes writing about it.
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