When you’re starting out on any instrument, you don’t lack enthusiasm – in fact, you have that in abundance. Bolstered by New Year’s pledges to become a better, more rounded, healthier, more present person, you smile upon the black and white keys knowing that mastery isn’t easily attainable but you will persist with it – patient, calm, focused.
But then, it gradually begins to dawn on you that you have no idea what to play. Or maybe the things you’ve been told to play don’t interest you in the slightest (and sound rubbish anyway). Maybe you just have zero idea where to start and are unsure what skill level certain pieces require.
This is all fine – here are some seriously great sounding pieces of music that are as satisfying to play for beginners and seasoned professionals alike.
1) Bach’s Minuet in G major
2) Blue Danube Waltz, Strauss
3) The Barber of Seville, Rossini
4) Mozart Minuet in F major K.2
5) Bach Prelude in C major (No.1 from The Well-Tempered Clavier)
6) Christoph Graupner’s Bourree in E minor
7) Franck’s ‘Puppet’s Complaint’
8) Edvard Grieg: In The Hall Of The Mountain King Op.46, No.4
9) Kuhlau – Sonatinas
10) Burmuller – Progressive Studies