The truth is… You can’t play the piano without being able to play these classical piano pieces that I’m going to share with you today. Are you ready to unlock the captivating world of classical piano? Introducing my latest video: “Beautiful & Easy Classical Piano Pieces for Piano Beginners.”
In this video, I’ll guide you through three iconic classical pieces, each thoughtfully simplified to make them accessible to beginners. Whether you’re taking your very first steps or rekindling your musical journey, these compositions hold the power to transport you to a world of timeless beauty.
Are you curious to explore the enchantment that classical piano holds? Your adventure starts now. Click the video link and let’s unravel the melodies that await!
Hello, everyone. My name is Kaitlyn, and welcome to Pianoly. Today, we are going to explore three very, very beautiful, and popular classical piano pieces, because you can’t say that you’re a pianist without being able to play these. I’ve simplified the music, so that it’s beginner-friendly. This is my jam because, fun fact, I was very much classically trained, growing up, and I even got a music degree in classical piano. If you’d like to get more videos on how to go from zero to playing your favorite songs on the piano in months, not years, be sure to hit the bell and subscribe, because I post new videos every week. If you feel lost and you don’t have a roadmap for how to learn the piano, I highly recommend taking my free training. You can find it at the link in the description.
In this training, I’m going to show you exactly the steps I take my students on that helps them learn the piano fast, and helps them be able to play their favorite songs. Link in the description below. All right, here we go. Our first piece is going to be Fur Elise, which is by Beethoven. Beethoven is a pretty big deal. But did you know that he actually went deaf? His hearing declined in his late 20s, and he was still able to write music, feeling the vibrations of the music. That’s pretty incredible. All right. Let’s get started on Fur Elise.
All right. I’m going to be teaching you all of the famous riffs of all of these classical piano pieces. By the way, the link to the sheet music is in the description of this video. I did not make the arrangement, so be sure to head to the link in the description, and purchase this piece if you’d like to play it, and support the person who made this arrangement.
All right. The cool thing about this is that if you know chords, it’s going to help you out a bit here. We’re going to put finger five on E, and finger four on D sharp, and we’re going to toss between those two nodes. Finger two on B, D, C, A. I would play that a few times to get used to it. And then our left hand is going to come in on an A minor chord, A minor, A, C, E. Our right hand does A minor inverted, C, E, A, so watch that. Now, getting into the next chord, it’s going to be E major. We’re going to have finger five on B. All of that was just E major, which is really nice. Watch that much from the beginning. A minor, play this B in your right hand, and then come in with the E major chord, back to A minor. And then this repeats, and the melody comes down, E C, B, A. It’s quite repetitive, so if you learn this much, you’ve learned the main riff of Fur Elise. Let’s listen to it one more time.
Don’t forget to check out the sheet music in the description below. Up next, we have a piece by Johann Pachelbel. He was pretty big in the Baroque era, and he wrote a very, very famous piece called Canon in D. You’ve probably heard this at many weddings, graduations, and so forth. Fun fact is that this piece actually wasn’t very famous during his lifetime, but it became more famous during the 20th century. All right. Let’s learn the main riff of this one. This is in the key of D Major.
We’re going to start with our left hand finger on D, and we’re going to get this baseline going here. All right. Let’s get started, and learn this left-hand part. We’re going to start in the key of D Major, so that means every single F, and C are going to be sharp. Here we go. Finger one is on D, and we’re going to be moving down. All right. Watch that again. D, A, B, F sharp, G, D, G, A. Definitely get that part really solid before you move on, because it’s going to be repeating all over. The next part, your right hand comes in, we’re going to start on F sharp. Here we go. E, D, C sharp, B, A, B, C sharp. Let’s start with finger three on that F sharp. That way you’re moving around the D major scale. Okay? Now, we’re going to put hands together. This might feel really hard at first, so be patient. All right, here we go.
All right. The next part, we’re just moving down in thirds in our right hand, and our left hand is still going to do the same thing. Okay? I’m going to put fingers one and three here on D, and F sharp in our right hand here. We’re going to move down in thirds. All right, watch that again. All right. And then we’re going to put our hands together. All right. Now, let’s hear this entire excerpt that we’ve gone over. All right. That’s the main riff of Pachelbel’s Cannon in D. Remember, you can get the sheet music at the link in the description below.
Before we move on to the next piece, what classical piece are you dying to learn? Let me know in the comments. All right. Our last piece is by JS Bach, and it’s going to be his prelude in C Major. Bach is a big deal in the world of classical music, and fun fact, he actually had 20 children, which is quite a musical dynasty, don’t you think? All right. Now, let’s dive into how to play this piece. Again, this piece is going to really help if you know your chords. In our left hand, we’re just going to be playing chords. In our right hand, we’re going to do arpeggios.
In our left hand we’ve got C major, and our right hand is going to be an inverted C major chord. We’re going to have our thumb on G, three on C, and five on E. All right? Our left hand’s just going to go like this, that’s easy, and our right hand is going to be moving through this arpeggio. Our left-hand chord is going to come in first like this, and it’s going to carry that rhythm through the entire piece. Watch that again. All right. Now, we’re going to move on to C, D, F in our left hand. Our right hand is going to move up just a little bit, and then we’re going to play A, D, F in our right hand. Again, these are the same chords. Our right hand’s doing arpeggios, and our left hand is playing just a chord. All right?
All right, watch that again. All right, so let’s put the beginning, and the second measure together. All right, let’s move on to the next measure. Now, we’re going to have B, D, F, G in our left hand playing the chord, and our right hand’s going to do arpeggios, G, D, F with one, three, five. And then we’re going to move back to our original position with C major, just like the beginning.
All right. Watch this all from the very beginning. All right. Like I said, that’s just an excerpt, and you can get the rest of the sheet music, and the link in the description below. If all of this sounds really cool, but you do not have a roadmap, you’re just clicking all around on YouTube to try to learn the piano, I highly recommend taking my free training. It’s going to show you the exact roadmap that I take my students on, which takes them from zero to playing their favorite songs in months, not years. The link is in description below. Before you head out, be sure to hit the bell and subscribe, because I post new videos each week about how to learn the piano fast. I’ll see you next time.