The piano is an incredible musical instrument and is very versatile. Many genres utilize the piano across all styles of music. If you’re looking for how to play easy songs on the piano, you’re in luck. Nothing makes the piano more fun to learn than the ability to play music from your favorite genre. Below is a list of songs we think you may like from favorite types of music.


For the classical kind, we have chosen Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2. It is a calming tune that will soothe as you play along. There is a fantastic tutorial on a simple version of this great piece of music. 


Why this is an easy song to play on the piano for beginners:

This classic piece of music offers a little bit of a challenge to the beginner with a chance to progress to the original Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2. It also offers the beginner an opportunity to play an easily recognizable song with freedom in the hands. It has a variety of notes in various sequences to keep the beginner’s interest in learning the piano.


For the jazz genre, we chose Autumn Leaves. It is a simple little tune that will get you started into the world of jazz music. There is both an easy version and a harder version to play.

Why this is an easy song to play on the piano for beginners

It introduces beginners to the basics of jazz harmony. It is a beautiful, slow tune to play on the piano for those beginning to learn the piano and want a simple challenge at the same time.


Rock and roll comes with all kinds of styles and a wide variety of piano covers to some of the most popular songs. We chose Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It is one of the most recognizable songs to both play and sing. There is an easy version to play on the piano.

Why this is an easy song to play on the piano for beginners

Great for practicing chords and the basics of training your musical hearing. You can play it slowly and then progressively play faster as you learn the song. It offers a nice challenge with the variation in tempo and number of notes used within the song.


A great pop song to play on the piano is Viva La Vida by Coldplay. Many of their works offer a beautiful piano component. This tune is easy for any beginner.

Why this is an easy song to play on the piano or beginners 

This song uses a few easy piano chords and a little fun movement with other notes while retaining a repetitive melody. This song is great because it is simple and can be played slowly without ruining the song.  

Heavy metal  


For all you metal heads out there we chose Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, an easy to play song from a well-known heavy metal band.

Why this is an easy song to play on the piano for beginners

It offers an easy to play melody that is relatively repetitive. It can be played slowly and sped up as you improve. It provides a pleasant variety of notes and shows that even heavy metal can be a piano tune.  

If you want to try out other songs that were not listed above, you can check out Youtube for it offers a wide selection of piano tutorials for all genres of music. Ready to get started? Grab your copy of Jacques’ Free Workbook Today!