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Easy but beautiful pieces of music?
Let's hear some ideas
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February 11, 2014 - 10:35 pm
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I was just wondering if anyone knows of some beautiful pieces of music that are easy enough, technically, to be within the range of the average violin beginner to 1-2 year student?


Some I've already got in mind to try when I have some fundamentals down are:

Le Cygne (The Swan)

Londonderry Air (Oh Danny Boy)

Canon (or some simple variation of it)

Ode to joy



I'd like to hear some thoughts and ideas on this, or even videos of you playing! Thanks, I love it here. Violin is scary and daunting and this place is my safe zone haha.

Byron Bay Australia

February 12, 2014 - 7:21 am
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All of the ones that you mentioned are really nice.

Danny Boy is always a good tune for a fiddler to have in their repertoire.

Another relatively easy and beautiful tune would be The Arran Boat Song.


You are right. This is 'The Safe Zone' exactly smile

Here is the music for the Arran Boat Song

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February 12, 2014 - 10:11 am
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The Beginners link above under sheet music was kind of derived with this in mind. :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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February 12, 2014 - 12:46 pm
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A pretty, but easy(ish) song to play is Si Bheag Si Mhor (Pronunced She Be -ag She Moor").  Written by Turlough O'Carolan in 1696 -- I believe.

Here's the sheet music

Here's how it sounds with some ornamentation:


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February 12, 2014 - 3:42 pm
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Thanks guys, great replies!


Pierre, I'm very grateful for the list of music you provide, and was only looking for even MORE :)


Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, I'm just on that "just started" high right now. I'm sure you can all understand. I want to play aaaalllllll day every day at this point. I should probably pace myself so I don't get burnt out.

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February 13, 2014 - 6:49 pm
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Great ideas.

@Uzi  great video and link .. Thanks for the sheet.

@Ferret  cool song too.  Thanks..


Toni... Collector of sheet

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February 23, 2014 - 8:10 am
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 very nice songs, thanks @Uzi  and @Ferret  for adding the sheet music!

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