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50 Easy Violin Songs for Beginners (That Sound Impressive)

easy violin songs that sound impressive

When you’re a beginner to violin lessons, it’s important that you have some easy violin songs to help you practice, boost your confidence, and improve your skills. With this list, you will never run out of songs to play!

Whatever the occasion, here are 50 easy songs to play on the violin for beginners.

Easy Violin Songs for Beginners


Easy Fiddle Songs and Irish Violin Tunes

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There are quite a few violin books with traditional (and often easy) Irish songs and fiddling songs. Several of the songs below can be found in “Fiddler’s Philharmonic.” Check out the violin sheet music for these songs here.

1. “Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down”

2. “Cripple Creek”
3. “Old Joe Clark”
4. “Arkansas Traveler”
5. Swallowtail Jig”
6. “Si Bheag, Si Mhor”
7. “Scarborough Fair”
8. “St. Anne’s Reel”
9. “Ashokan Farewell”
10. “Oh Susanna”

See Also: The 5 Best Violin Songs of All Time

Easy Violin Songs For Kids

easy violin songs for kids

Do you have a young violinist at home? Help your son or daughter learn how to play the violin with these easy violin songs for kids!

Note: The songs marked as rounds are particularly fun when you have more than one player or singer, and they allow you to create some relatively simple, beautiful harmonies.

1. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

2. “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
3. “Hot Cross Buns (round)”
4. “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”
5. “Frère Jacques” (Brother John – round)
6. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (round)”
7. “Have You Seen the Ghost of John” (round)
8. “London Bridge is Falling Down”
9. “Old McDonald Had a Farm”
10. “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round”
11. “Des Colores” (The Colors)
12. “Los Pollitos Dicen” (The Chicks Say…)

Popular Violin Songs for Beginners

Easy Violin Songs for Beginners

If you plan to play for other people, here are some songs that will make your friends and family sing along!

1. “America the Beautiful”

2. “House of the Rising Sun”
3. “Drink to me Only With Thine Eyes”
4. “Titanic Theme: Wherever you Go”
5. “Little Brown Jug”
6. “Do a Deer”
7. “A Thousand Years”
8. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

See Also: 15 Easy Violin Songs That Make You Sound Impressive

Classical Violin Songs for Beginners

Easy Violin Songs for Beginners

While the list here attempts to target those pieces that have become more common as solos, there are also many other famous classical melodies from larger works that are easy to play on the violin.

1. “Greensleeves / What Child is This”

2. “Ode to Joy”
3. “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”
4. “Bach’s Minuets 1, 2, and 3 in G from the Anna Magdelena Notebook”
5. “Schubert’s Ave Maria”
6. “Amazing Grace”

Easy Christmas Violin Songs

Easy Violin Songs for Beginners

If you’re looking for easy Christmas duets specifically, Christmas Duets for Violin and Other C Instruments by the Hal Leonard Corporation is a great place to look.

If you’re playing alone, you can also play the melody part as a solo. Some of the songs from this book can be found in the list below.

1. “Feliz Navidad”

2. “Hava Naguila”
3. “Oh Hannukah
4. “Happy Birthday to You”
5. “We Three Kings”
6. “Silent Night”
7. “Joy To the World”
8. “Jingle Bells”
9. “Deck the Halls”
10. “Oh Holy Night”
11. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
12. “Frosty the Snowman”
13. “Little Drummer Boy”
14. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

Violin Sheet Music

In order to play these songs, you’ll need sheet music! Here are some of the best online resources for violin sheet music:

Violin Videos for Beginners

There are also several helpful YouTube channels that will not only give you the sheet music, but also demonstrate how to play various songs.

If you’re looking for even more videos, check out this guide for some of the best violin YouTube tutorials.

So there you have it, our list of easy violin songs that you can play today! Whether you just started taking lessons or  you’ve been playing for a while, these songs will help you learn, practice, and improve.

Carol BPost Author: Carol Beth L.
Carol Beth teaches violin in San Francisco, CA. She currently plays viola in the San Francisco Civic Orchestra and has been teaching students since 2012. Learn more about Carol Beth here!

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  1. Marcio
    Marcio says:

    Very good content, really the violin is a belissimo instrument, and how much dedication we need to learn. With your tips and instructions, everything is much easier, thanks for helping me, I am very committed to learning, thank you very much, I will learn too much with these videos, a hug and thank you.

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