As a beginner violinist, chances are you’re eager to play easy violin songs that will show off your new skills. While playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is nice, you’re probably looking for some more popular tunes.
This list of 10 easy violins songs utilize beginner skills like open strings and basic straight bowing techniques. Most of them are very recognizable, so you won’t have to struggle to learn a completely new melody, but these beginner violin songs also make you sound awesome, so that you can show off your talent. However, keep it in mind that practice makes perfection, don’t expect to play awesomely right away, keep practice and you will make it eventually.
Below are 10 easy violin songs in various genres that are easy yet will make you sound impressive:
Even if classical music isn’t really your thing, you’ll have definitely have heard this one. It was famously played on electric violins in YouTube videos a few years ago (there were also versions on almost every single instrument known to man). Impress your friends by playing this well known masterpiece. Goosebumps guaranteed!
Theme from Ode to Joy
This classic melody is readily recognized, and offers a great way to demonstrate your newly acquired bowing and fingering skills. Even if you only perform the first eight bars, this simple arpeggio features common time and basic quarter and half notes, making it easy to execute. If you want to really show off, learn the next eight measures which include a set of eighth notes in the bridge, creating a more complete piece.
This Mexican folk song is a great choice for beginner violin. The upbeat, lively tune features a number of tenuto (for dramatic emphasis) and tuplet groupings to allow you to grow and increase your violin playing skill.
This traditional American folk song was written about a fictional train, but when you master its easy melody, you’ll sound like a pro. And, if you want to enhance your pizzicato technique, the “Rock Island Line” in D Major will fit the bill.
This is no doubt, the most sung Christmas carol around the world. It is composed in 1857 and was written by James Lord Pierpont. At first, it might seem challenging to play but after a couple of practice, you’ll laugh all the way and make your listener’s spirits bright!
Star Wars is one of those films whose theme can be learnt by beginners. Since it’s quite repetitive, you can learn it quite quickly.
Once you’ve mastered it, you could do the same as the two teenagers who stood on John William’s lawn playing it. Maybe he’ll open his door to you.
Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones theme has been covered plenty of times on the internet if you need inspiration. To make things easier, keep in mind that this piece can be played on the two lowest strings of a violin. No need for finger gymnastics! Great for those wanting to take things slow.
If you are looking for an easy violin song to play for a church gathering or service, this is the perfect piece for you!
Although it started as a poem which was developed to a song after 70 years, it is a lovely tune. The tune, on the other hand is quite tougher that other songs in this list but once you have mastered to play this song in G major, you will sound terrific!
Viva la Vida
It is one the most suitable pop songs that can be played on violin, the notes are all within the range of first finger position, but the finger position is at 0.5, which may takes some time for beginner to get used to it. But after that, it’s a fairly simple play.
Play violin or any other instruments should be fun and enjoyable, so don’t be stressed out of frustrated when you can not play the song perfectly, have faith and keep practicing, you will get there before you know it!