Best Violin Guide has put up a list of best violin songs that are easy to play for new students. Hope you will like our selection.
If you are a beginner, we understand, playing songs is pretty thorny. But there is no need to be upset. Learning and mastering a musical instrument is a long battle so have patience and do a lot of practice.
Violin playing at the beginner level is quite an uphill struggle while retaining the right posture, executing the adequate form, and sounding good at the same time. Subsequently, the struggle gets to the next level if the violinist does not know sight-reading as well.
That’s why we came up best violin cover songs for your practice and for your enjoyment. These top songs from 09 different genres will get you going with your violin and will load your practice sessions with fun.
Table of Contents
- Most Popular Violin Covers of 2021
- 1) Nursery Rhymes
- 2) Christian Songs
- 2.2) Hallelujah
- 3) Christmas Songs
- 4) Wedding Songs
- 5) Disney
- 6) Qawali
- 7) Bollywood
- 8) TV and Film
- 9) Classics
- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Most Popular Violin Covers of 2021
We divided the violin covers songs according to different categories and these violin songs are the best of best. May be your choice of violin songs is change, but we guarantee the below songs will help for beginners.
Apart from the below list if you are interested in the most popular Violin covers of 2021, then please see the below video.
1) Nursery Rhymes
One may find playing nursery rhymes on the violin quite funny or somewhat a useless activity. But, in reality, playing these rhymes will help you acquiring the confidence to place your fingers rightly on the fingerboard and having a perfect stance while holding your bow.
In the majority of the music schools around the world, students play these rhymes regularly. Few of the world’s popular nursery rhymes are:
In Shinichi Suzuki’s music book, this bedtime rhyme has some interesting alterations.
1.2) Baa baa Black Sheep
Unlike in the video, one can also play it solo as well.
2) Christian Songs
Some other “Puff Pieces” are the songs that you frequently hear at Services or Church gatherings. Most of the time these songs are actually poems sung by the choir to praise the Almighty.
Therefore, such songs are typically concentrated on lyrics than compositions and hence easy for your practice.
2.1) The Saints
The saints or when the saints go marching in is a traditional Christian hymn originally played by Louis Armstrong and his orchestra.
This jazz composition, if practiced right, will help you to develop your bowing skills with its half and quarter notes.
There are so many versions of this particular song out there but the most famous and most simply is from Jeff Buckley.
2.3) Amazing Grace
As I mentioned earlier, Amazing Grace too was a poem by an English poet and a clergyman John Newton. The composition is simple yet beautiful and equally loved by almost every Christian.
3) Christmas Songs
Christmas song is another genre which is relatively closer and similar to Christian song but differs on a tonal level. The compositions are brighter and happier with some minor complexities.
Practicing these songs will definitely lift up your spirits. Some of the all-time favorite Christmas songs (cover) are:
3.1) Deck the Halls
This Welsh melody is a traditional carol and is almost 500 years old. Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant wrote the English lyrics.
If you get your hands on this composition, you will be able to move smoothly over higher to lower and lower to higher notes when you master it.
3.2) Jingle Bells
This Christmas carol is one of the most popular American Christmas songs ever, around the world. The given below Violin Cover will surely bring some Christmas memories. Enjoy and practice!
4) Wedding Songs
Wedding songs have their own unique flavor and indulge people on so many levels. From a soft sweet ballad to dancing numbers, one can find a great deal of variety among them.
On the other hand, if you are looking to play the songs professionally, these songs would be a great start!
4.1) All of Me
This powerful ballad by John Legend has been number one on the American charts. It will help you to hone the romantic tone.
4.2) Wedding March
When there is a discussion of wedding songs, it’s a crime to not mentioning the Wedding March composed by the maestro Mendelssohn. Usually plays on two sharps, generally referred to as easy to play on any instrument.
Disney has risen to certain standards where they produce fine quality of music. From a student’s point of view, these Disney songs may seem a bit much due to their technicalities and intricacies but if you listen to these songs with their lyrics first and then remember the lyrics while playing it will get a lot easier.
5.1) Beauty and the Beast
This beautiful title track is from the movie of the same name i.e. Beauty and the Beast. The given below violin cover is originally sung by Ariana Grande and John Legend.
5.2) Circle of Life
This Disney classic is from the movie The Lion King (1994). It is a magical composition by Elton John, however, the given below cover is from the live-action remake of The Lion King (2019. And the song composed by legendary composer Hans Zimmerman. This surely is an uplifting song.
Qawali is an eastern spiritualistic form of music using Harmonium, Eastern Percussions (Tabla), and few members to vocalize.
So, we at Best Violin Guide suggest you explore this genre and play a few of our recommendations on the violin and let the magic begin.
6.1) Sanson ki Mala
This particular Qawali is a masterpiece composed and sung by the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his party. One can assess its popularity by the fact that at some point it was the most downloaded ringtone for mobile phones.
This violin cover by Leo Twins did great justice to the composition and then add some of their own charisma.
6.2) Dam Mast Qalandar
This is another legendary qawwali by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan which brought him fame to the world of music. The subsequent cover is by the legendary violinist of Pakistan Maestro Raees Khan followed by eastern percussion. You will love the duel.
Another feast from the east is Bollywood songs who never failed to entertain. They are basically the dance routines derived from Hindi Cinema.
You may find that these songs are pretty close to Pop songs with a modicum of classic tinge. These are the sources for the best ringtones in the region. Here we go!
7.1) Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin
This is a soulful composition from the movie Agneepath (2012) and composed by Ajay Atul.
7.2) Lambi Judai
Lambi Judai is a beautiful Bollywood song that has a feel of folk and beautifully sung by Reshma. We highly suggest that before starting your practice seasons listen to these songs very carefully and then try them.
8) TV and Film
Well, to be honest, practicing the title tracks of TV series or the background score of a film is not an easy task. One may even say that at least an intermediate level of skills should require before even starting practice. Well for starters, we put up a few names that everyone loves.
8.1) Game of Thrones
It will not be an exaggerated statement if we say that there won’t be any music lover who hasn’t enjoyed this beautiful and stirring theme song of the world’s most popular TV series ever produced.
It is a stunning composition by German composer Ramin Djawadi which in fact inspires you to learn it by your heart and play. The amazing thing is that you only need G and D strings of your violin to cover this theme. Fun is Coming!
Titanic did sink in 1912 but my heart will go on (Pun Intended). It was the then highest-grossing film ever made and earned over 02 billion dollars. The Oscar-winning song “My heart will go on” by Celine Dion was a composition of James Horner.
Since then, it has been the most played, well-loved, and maybe the most covered song on the internet. The king of the world urges you to play this on your violin one more time!
The classic or Baroque compositions are, particularly for advanced level or at least intermediate level players. One needs to have a complete set of skills to try this genre.
We have compiled a list of Best Violin Music featuring the best 07 music pieces ever composed in the history of the violin.
For the encouragement of our novice violinist, we put up some easy to play classics. Have a look.
9.1) Ode to Joy
As I have mentioned earlier that classical music is not a piece of cake but this particular Beethoven’s song will make you fall in love with classics and encourage you to play it over and over until you master it.
9.2) William Tell Overture
This classic is a masterpiece that is actually an Overture by Rossini. Like every other overture, this one, too, is uplifting but what’s amazing is that it features a theme of toe-tapping along with cheerful notes that would compel you to dance and smile.
On the other hand, as much as it is fun to play but bowing to this piece is pretty complicated. So, if you do learn to play this song right, even you won’t believe how good you sound.
What is the easiest song to play on the violin?
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- The Saints
- Deck the Halls
- All of Me
- Beauty and the Beast
- Sanson ki Mala
- Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin
- Game of Thrones
- Ode to Joy
- William Tell Overture
- My Heart Will Go On
- Dam Mast Qalandar
- Circle of Life
- Jingle Bells
Although learning the above-mentioned songs or any songs for that matter is good for show-off but it will drastically enhance your playing skills too.
Along with that, it will also coagulate your yearning to learn and play the violin. We just put some best violin songs list for beginners. You can try more songs in practice or for fun if you want.
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If you think we overlook anything or any specific song should have been included in the list, let us know in the comment section!