The First 5 Songs You Should Learn on Piano

For every piano beginner's piano journey, there is a beginning. Check out the first 5 songs you should learn on piano:

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Miller Piano Specialists October 23, 2021 3 Min Read

Whether you’re looking for a career or just for enjoyment, playing the piano is a very rewarding talent to have. However, where and what do you begin playing on the piano? For every piano beginner’s piano journey, there is a beginning. Although it may not seem like the most impressive song to master on the piano to you, there are a few simple and easy songs that you and your audience will enjoy. Check out the first 5 songs you should learn on piano:

1. Chopsticks by Euphemia Allen

The iconic Chopsticks song is a simple but extremely popular tune that everyone has heard at least once in their life. The original name of the now called “Chopsticks” song was named “The Celebrated Chop Waltz” and composed by British composer Euphemia Allen. Although it may seem like a simple tune, it is one that anyone can enjoy playing or listening to. Simply, all you will need is two fingers to play this iconic song. Check out the video below for q quick and easy tutorial on the Chopsticks:

2. Happy Birthday To You by Patty Hill

The second on the list is Happy Birthday To You by Patty Hill. The best benefit of learning this song is that you can always play it to celebrate someone for their special day and make the happy birthday song even more special. Not only can you make someone’s day, but you will win everyone’s heart over with a simple and easy song to learn! Watch the video below to learn how to play Happy Birthday To You:

3. The Alphabet Song/ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Just in case you’ve never noticed, both of these songs have the same notes with minor differences. In other words, if you learn one song, you also know the other. The benefit of learning these seemingly “childish” songs is that you will learn the basics you need to grow in your piano journey. So, try these out, and see what new techniques you can learn to make them your own!

4. Fur Elise by Beethoven

Fur Elise by Beethoven is the perfect song to learn when you’re beginning your piano journey. It’s not only a beautiful song, but once you know it, you’ll never forget it. Despite it being one of the most famous pieces of all time, it’s surprisingly easy to learn. Once you get the hang of playing between the chords, this song is one to surely impress your friends with your piano skills.

5. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Saved for last is the iconic song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. This song seems to exude emotion and a story with just its melody. If you’re looking for a beautiful and easy piece to learn and show off to your friends and family, Hallelujah is an excellent choice. Just with any other song, the more you discover your own piano sound and feel, you can add in more notes to make it sound better and better as you grow.


So, are you ready to begin your piano journey? We hope you enjoyed reading about the first 5 songs you should learn on piano!  If you’re interested in buying your dream piano, we can help you! Come check us out at Miller Piano Specialists in Franklin, TN! If you have any questions about where to buy a piano for the best price, we are open! Our hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. We are happy to help you in person again, using all the guidelines we have been provided. We are here for you.

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