Easy Piano Songs – A Review Of 3 Piano Songbooks

In this post I want to help those who play the piano or keyboard at home and looking for easy piano songs to suit their needs and skills. I’m going to look at sheet music of different genres and musical styles; from pop, rock, modern and evergreens to classic favorites and composers, regarding both the song selections, difficulty levels, the lay out and the musical arrangements. Whether you are a beginner or have reached an intermediate level, I hope my picks of songbooks can be of some help if you are looking for new easy piano sheet music.

World’s Most Beautiful Music

Ballads – Standards – Show Tunes – Movie Themeseasy-piano-songs

Instrument: Easy Piano / Piano Solo

Price: $16.79 (incl. 20% discount)

Cheapest place to buy: sheetmusicplus.com

Format: Collection / Songbook

Level: Beginning

Publisher: Alfred Music

My rating: 4,5 out of 5

My first choice of easy piano songs is a songbook called “World’s Most Beautiful Music” arranged by Dan Coates. This songbook is a great selection of 40 best of ballads, standards, show tunes and movie themes from all over the world. The song list contains all time favorites like “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “You Raise Me Up”, “The Prayer” and “How Deep Is Your Love”.

Easily Played Musical Arrangementseasy-piano-songs-canon-in-d

Difficulty level is set to beginner, which means that the songs are easily played and suitable for everyone. For those who have played a lot, the songs can very well be used as lead notes and played more advanced if desired.

The lay out shown in the example to the right, the notes are read easily, and the arrangements are easily played. Both hands have a simple difficulty level and chords are set for those who prefer to play more freely.

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Pros:

  • Good selection of songs
  • Nice mixes of music genres
  • Simple, easy-to-play in both hands
  • The book pages stay open when turned
  • Suggested finger numbers under key notes

Cons:

  • Slightly simple arrangements

Rating Stars

You will certainly enjoy these 40 easy-playing song favorites, regardless of how you play them. I would highly recommend this songbook to all my friends!


The Best Christmas Songs Ever The Best Christmas Songs Ever - Easy Piano (4th Edition)

Instrument: Easy Piano / Piano Solo

Price: $15.99 (incl. 20% discount)

Cheapest place to buy: sheetmusicplus.com

Format: Collection / Songbook

Level: Intermediate / SMP Level 4

Publisher: Hal Leonard

My rating: 4 out of 5

My next choice of an easy piano songbook is within a completely different genre, I would like to present a songbook containing only Christmas carols. The advantage of a Christmas songbook is that it never gets out-of-date, the songs are never old-fashioned and you will hopefully never get tired of playing the songs since it’s only done once a year. So if you’re planning to buy just one book of easy piano songs this year, go for one of my favorite Christmas songbooks.

192 Pages Of Christmas SongsFrosty The Snow Man Sheet Music Example

The Best Christmas Songs Ever” songbook is packed with famous and beloved Christmas songs. The song list has a total of 69 songs and here you will find all the tunes you want to play during the holidays. You get classics like “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” and the more rocky “Around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle-Bell Rock”. The songbook consists of 192 pages with easy piano notation, lyrics and chord names. Everyone’s needs and wishes are covered, I can guarantee that. Play it your way!

Difficulty level is set to intermediate meaning you must have a certain skill level to play this songbook; 4-note chords and sixteenth notes, and hand movement covering 2 to 3 octaves.

The lay out is clear, the notes and chords are read easily and the arrangements are rather simple.

20% Off On Easy Piano Sheet Music. This songbook lets you buy at 20% off for a limited period. It’s a very good deal giving you a lot of sheet music for the money and a purchase I can certainly recommend.

Pros:

  • Good mixes of traditional and pop songs
  • Large selection of songs
  • Mostly easy playable keys
  • Easy piano notation with lyrics and chord names
  • Great value for money

Cons:

  • Missing some of the most traditional carols

Rating StarsIf you like mixes of traditional and pop Christmas songs, this book is the right one for you. Can be used by beginners or those with more experience. You’ll get plenty of songs to choose from and you’ll have fun playing them. I would definitely recommend “The Best Christmas Songs Ever – Easy Piano” to all my friends. A good choice at a good price!


100 Easy Piano Classics

The World’s Most-Beloved Masterpieces100-easy-piano-classics-front-cover

Instrument: Easy Piano / Piano Solo

Price: $16.79 (incl. 20% discount)

Cheapest place to buy: sheetmusicplus.com

Format: Collection / Songbook

Level: Early Intermediate

Publisher: Alfred Music

My rating: 5 out of 5

My third choice of easy piano songs is a songbook containing classic masterpieces by composers from around the world. The songbook is called “100 Easy Piano Classics” with the subtitle “The World’s Most-Beloved Masterpieces”.

Compositions In Original FormMinuete in F Major

Although the songbook title announces that these are easy piano classics, the compositions are still in their original form, just customized to be played in an easy way. The 172 pages of sheet music is chosen from the four stylistic periods of piano repertoire and the 100 pieces in this collection have been favorites of pianists throughout the years. To help in performance, the editors of the songbook have realized ornaments and added editorial markings such as phrasing, expression marks, and dynamics where appropriate.

The difficulty level is easy but not too easy, and I therefore consider it suitable for the early intermediate piano player. Finger numbers are set to help in practicing, being good advice for many.

The lay out shown in the note example to the right, is clear and easy to read.

Overview of some of the 100 titles:

Little Prelude in C Major (J. S. Bach) – Teasing Song, from For Children (Bartok) – Ecossaise in G Major (Beethoven) – Sonatina in C Major (Clementi) – Waltz in C Major (Diabelli) – Spinning Song (Ellmenreich) – The Chase (Gurlitt) – Minuet in G Major (Haydn) – Prelude in G Major (Kuhnau) – Minuet in F Major (Mozart) – Minuet in A Minor (Purcell) – Minuet in C Major (D. Scarlatti) – The Happy Farmer, from Album for the Young (Schumann) – Italian Song (Tchaikovsky) and more.

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Pros:

  • Large selection of quality pieces
  • Editorial markings to assist in the practice
  • Easy readable notation & lay out
  • Lots of sheet music for the money

Cons:

  • None

Rating StarsA great collection of classic pieces that are rarely published together like this one. If you have not already got “100 Easy Piano Classics“, you need to do it now. It truly has many of the world’s most-beloved masterpieces and is well-suited for easy piano. I highly recommend this collection to all piano players at this skill level who love to play true piano classics. A really great collection of classic sheet music!


Important Tool In The Musical Development

I have, in my best ability, conveyed reviews of three excellent collections of easy piano songs intended for piano players from beginner level to slightly more advanced. My recommendations are objective and based on my experience as musician and music teacher. It is a fact that musicality and musical skills will develop over time. Another fact is that some of your sheet music becomes too simple after some time while others can be played for a longer period of time. Either way, to maintain the joy and ability of playing the piano, well-adapted sheet music is an important tool in the musical development.

I hope you have enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the sheet music in this post, please leave a comment below.


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