Classical instruments like piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar, etc. are often accompanied by the sound of other instruments like drums or trumpets for example. Such instruments that help in making music richer and more full are called accompaniment instruments. There are also instruments that can be both accompaniment or solo, like the piano.
The accompanying musical pieces are often used in romantic love songs to give it a truly beautiful feel. But here's another side of an accompanying instrument- it can also be used alone without any vocals to make absolutely beautiful instrumental pieces!
Magic of playing the piano
The piano is one such popular classical instrument that has made numerous appearances in various forms of art over the years. Not only does it feature in many movies but when combined with the right song, it can create magic!
Pianos are often used in classical music and their sound is very common to hear when sitting at concerts or operas. One of the main types of classical piano songs is composed using only one note at a time (melody), but playing many notes at once, kind of like arpeggios. Some examples of these pieces include Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, Romance for piano no 1 op 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven and Moonlight Sonata (first movement) by Beethoven as well.
Another type of classical piano song is those that are made using many different notes played together as chords. A famous example of this kind of song is Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. One genre where you can find a lot of piano songs, whether it be classical or contemporary, is the romantic one.
Classical piano songs also often include arpeggios. An arpeggio is a group of notes played one after the other and not together simultaneously. Some examples of these pieces include Fur Elise and Canon in D as mentioned before.
The piano is one such instrument that can create very soothing and serene sounds when correctly used alone or with the right music. It's one of the most common instruments that are often used in accompaniment.
Benefits of playing piano songs
Piano songs are a great way to improve your mental health, emotional well-being, and creativity. It can be incredibly fun to play piano, too! In fact, the benefits of playing the piano include:
- improving memory
- increasing brain activity
- helping slow down dementia
- boosting the immune system
- reducing stress levels
- lowering blood pressure
Benefits of listening to piano music
Listening to piano music has different benefits than playing the piano, however. By listening to these songs, we reap:
- improved sleep patterns
- reduced anxiety and depression
- lower blood pressure
- lower risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular issues
Most popular piano songs you may fall in love
Playing the piano is a lot of fun and is very good for your mental health.
Of course, no one can say for sure if playing or listening to piano music is the reason why people who do these activities experience all of these wonderful benefits. But there are certainly no downsides! So go ahead and listen to some piano music - you may find yourself feeling better than ever!
Here are some examples of popular piano songs:
"Let it Be," by The Beatles (1969)
This song was written and sung by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. "Let It Be" was the last single released by both members of the band before they split up in 1970, which was also used on their album of the same name that came out around the same time as this song. This song has been covered many times by other artists such as Ray Charles, Celine Dion, and James Brown topping charts all over the.
"Imagine," by John Lennon (1971)
This song was written and sung by John Lennon. In this song, he talks about imagining a world with no countries or religions where people would share everything equally. This song has been covered many times by other artists such as Richie Sambora, Mary J. Blige, and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Army No1 Band.
"Piano Man," Billy Joel (1973)
This song was written and sung by Billy Joel who is a pianist himself. This song tells the story of the Piano Man (the name of the song itself) playing his songs for the bar crowds, reminiscing on how he used to be famous but now he's playing in bars all over the place. This is one of the most popular songs to sing along with a piano.
"Love Story," Taylor Swift (2008)
This song was written and sung by Taylor Swift. This song is about her singing with a guy she's in love with, but how they fight all the time so they can never be together as one unit. This song has been covered many times by other artists such as Kenny Rogers, Greyson Chance, and Ingrid Michaelson.
"Come Away With Me," Norah Jones (2003)
This song was written by Norah Jones herself along with the help of Lee Alexander from The Sugarbabes who co-produced this song. She is a jazz singer and pianist which is why there are a lot of jazz elements in this song. This is one of the most popular piano songs due to its catchy chord progression and use of a lot of major chords.
"My Heart Will Go On," Celine Dion (1997)
This song was written by James Horner who also wrote "Somewhere Out There" from An American Tail. In this song, he talks about how his heart will go on after the boat they were in sank into the sea when they were looking for treasure. The boat sinks when it hits an iceberg that got there because a woman didn't heed a man's warning about not going so far out to sea. This song has been covered many times by other artists such as Josh Groban, Lindsay Stirling, and Lisa Lavie.
"Chasing Cars," Snow Patrol (2006)
This song was written and sung by Gary Lightbody from the band Snow Patrol. The name of this piano song is a metaphor for how he's chasing his love interest who he can't have because she already has someone else in her life. He hopes that if they ever meet again, then maybe they'll be able to have something together even though it seems unlikely now with all the time that passed between them not seeing each other anymore. This song has been covered many times by other artists such as Katie Melua, Ed Sheeran, and Peter Hollens.
Here are some more popular piano songs: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy, "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, and "Oops!...I Did It Again" by Britney Spears.