I love a lot of different styles of music, and I think that they all have their place for different types of situations, whether you want to relax, go for a run, or just chill out and have fun.
Finding Good Piano Songs To Practice
If you’re learning an instrument, any instrument, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that you spend plenty of time playing music that you think is fun! In my opinion, too many new students lose interest in their instrument because of teachers that force them to practice scales and chords all the time, and then assign them pieces to work on that the student has never heard before!
That’s the fastest way to make practicing feel like a chore in my book! It’s also one of the reasons why I think Disney songs are great tunes for beginning students to learn, whether you’re playing them on piano, guitar, or any other instrument.
Disney is also a go-to spot for finding fun music to play for me and my students because so many of their songs are musically simple, but can be woven into intricate arrangements as well. That means that regardless of your skill level, whether you’ve been playing for 5 weeks or 5 years, you’ll probably be able to find a song that has an arrangement to meet your playing ability.
From simple versions that have a one line melody and easy chord accompaniment, to complex arrangements that sound like the video below, there are tons of options out there! Here’s one of my favorite sets of arrangements for an advanced pianist.
Where To Get The Sheet Music
Fortunately, it’s way easier to download sheet music for your favorite Disney songs than it used to be, and there are a number of different sites out there that can help you find what you’re looking for.
If you like the more recent movies and are a huge Frozen fan, you can download Frozen sheet music for piano here, or if you’d rather head back to the 90s, you can check out other favorites from classic movies, including Part of Your World from The Little mermaid or The Lion King’s Circle of Life sheet music.
Other great sites include onlinesheetmusic.com and sheetmusicplus.com, which have huge directories of music for all instruments and skill levels, available for purchase. You can either order a book containing a collection of songs, or download the music for an individual song or arrangement you want to play!