World Piano Day is lurking around the corner and you know what that means right? Oh yeah, piano tunes on the house! So, get ready to hit those keys like you mean it. Even if you’ve never done this before. This blog post will prepare even the noobiest players.
How many keys does a proper old school piano have by the way? What?! You don’t know? No worries, just kidding. The answer is eighty-eight. That’s why World Piano Day takes place on the 88th day of the year. In 2020 that’s March 20. So, we still have some time to prepare you with some smashing tunes.
Piano tunes for beginners
If you’re an absolute beginner, it always pays off to practice on some cool evergreen. How about the awesome track “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers. This song is made up out of four basic chords: the C chord, the F chord, the G chord and the Am chord.
You can play these chords using only the white keys of your piano. And if you look closely, it’s just a one finger pattern moving left to right on the keyboard. Definitely worth checking out, so you can impress everyone from your grandma to your hipster friends.
Another option although slightly more difficult is “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. A favourite for beginner piano students. Eager for some more easy chords for piano songs? Check out our Easy Piano Songs Channel.
Songs for the intermediate pianist
As an intermediate piano player, you want a fun piano song that you can learn in a heartbeat. A track that is awesome, a bit difficult and, last but not least, a tune that all your friends can sing along. Well in that case “We Are the Champions” by Queen is your song. Another great option is “Have a little faith in me” by legendary songwriter John Hiatt.
The track has a lot of chords and variations you can try out. It’s challenging but not too challenging. Singing along can be a bit more difficult, but it will definitely take your rockstar credits up to a 100+. Try it, and when you ace this song check out some more tracks in your skill level with our Medium Level Piano Channel.
Some advanced stuff to play during World Piano Day
So, you’re a real pro behind the keys. Are you now? Then this is “Your Song”! Elton Hercule John knows how to get your juices flowing. It may sound like an easy partiture, but try to nail like sir Elton and it turns into a finger breaker if you want to nail it like good old Sir Elton.
Besides that, the effect this track has on audiences is mind blowing. In other words, if you have the chance to learn the chords to “Your Song” by Elton John, we absolutely recommend you to play it on World Piano Day, preferably in a train station. Want more inspiration? Check out our Next Level Piano Channel.
Improvise like a sophisticated player
If you’ve never touched a black or white key before, you can still enjoy World Piano Day. In the end the keyboard is just twelve keys that are repeated. If you understand some basic principles of how to arrange those keys, you can fake your way through a solo improvisation. Just check out the tips of YouTube music teacher Daniel Sean on how to “fake it till you make it.” Don’t forget that making music is all about having fun and enjoying yourself. Happy jamming!
Teo creates content, which means he writes, a lot, about music, and all things interesting. When it comes to jamming, his weapon of choice is the bass guitar.