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Ten Essential Pieces for Piano

We all remember our early days of piano lessons, right? Learning the scales, playing different studies and slowly expanding the range of keys on the keyboard you were able to play. And even if you learned piano through YouTube videos and tutorials, all beginning pianists have those pieces they are dying to play; the ‘bucket list’ of piano music, as it were. We totally understand.

That’s why we have compiled this list of all-time favorites, the essentials of piano music, from the classical repertoire. These are the pieces you will hum along to, whether you’ve played them before or not. They are just that iconic. The best part about this compilation? You don’t need to be a Martha Argerich or Anton Rubinstein to be able to play these pieces. There is something for every level from beginners to advanced musicians.

So find some inspiration in this list and take your repertoire to the next level. Let Mozart, Satie, Schumann, Debussy and more composers guide you through centuries of music. Playing these pieces will undoubtedly impress your friends! Don’t hesitate to let us know what your favorite is or tell us which ones we missed. To make it all just a little easier for you, we’ve also put these tracks (and more) in a convenient Spotify playlist which you can use as inspiration.

Not a fan of piano? Why don’t you take a look at our Ten Essential Pieces for Violin?

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