For adults, embracing a new hobby can be challenging. That’s why we’re dedicated to ensuring our adult piano students not only stay motivated but also enjoy their piano lessons. We understand the importance of selecting songs that are both engaging and educational to keep our adult students inspired.
Defining the level of difficulty for a song can be subjective, as it varies based on individual strengths and preferences. What one person finds easy, another might find challenging. Our approach to ‘easy’ piano songs for adult students involves choosing melodies with recognizable patterns, limited hand movement, plenty of repetition, and familiar tunes. These elements collectively help students identify and correct their mistakes during practice, fostering a more rewarding learning experience.
Here are five piano songs that we consider both easy and beautiful for our adult beginners:
1. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Who isn’t familiar with this timeless tune, famously sung by Elvis Presley? This song is widely recognized and loved. Its simple melody requires minimal hand movement, incorporating various five-finger positions, scales, and arpeggios that benefit adult beginners. The song’s chord progression is also straightforward, making it adaptable for any skill level among adult beginners.
2. Autumn Leaves
As a staple of the jazz repertoire, ‘Autumn Leaves’ is a great example of our diverse music selection for adult students. This song is a perfect starting point due to its lovely melody that many people enjoy. You can easily transpose this to any keys and with its moderate pace and easy-to-follow patterns, it’s well-suited for beginners. The recurring motifs in the song make it even easier to learn, helping our adult students gain confidence as they master it.
3. Canon in D
Canon in D is a beautiful classical piece suitable for adult beginners to advanced students. The melody is charming and easy to remember, making it a favorite for weddings and special occasions. This simple yet captivating song has been enjoyed for many years.
The main melody incorporates various scales that are beneficial for adult learners. It employs a musical echo-like effect through the canon technique, involving a lot of imitation. Additionally, the chord progression features limited changes and repetition, making it an excellent piece for learning about harmonies and musical structure.
4. Prelude in C major
The Prelude in C major is one of the most recognizable classical pieces by J. S. Bach, often heard in churches. While classical music can be challenging, this composition is notably approachable due to its simplicity. It mainly focuses on basic hand coordination and finger independence exercises, which can be challenges for many adult beginners. The piece features a repeating pattern with a consistent broken chord progression throughout. Its structure and hand movements are relatively straightforward, making it an ideal choice for beginners.
5. Lean on Me
This uplifting and soulful song is both simple and beautiful. With minimal hand movements, it uses a simple and repetitive chord pattern that’s particularly approachable for beginners. The song primarily employs basic chords (I-IV-V) in the key of C major. This accessibility makes it suitable for all adult beginners who are just starting to learn the piano and become acquainted with chord progressions.
These five easy and beautiful piano songs are a great way for adult beginners to start their piano journey. With simple melodies and simple chord progressions, these songs make learning more enjoyable. From classics like ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’, jazz standard, classical repertoires, to soulful tunes like ‘Lean on Me,’ they offer a range of emotions and techniques to explore. These songs not only help beginners build skills but also spark a love for playing the piano, making music a joyful part of life.