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5 Easy Piano Riffs For Beginners

Here are five easy Piano riffs to learn, which are suitable for beginners to play. All of them are popular and well-known. Impress family and friends by playing these Piano riffs for them – you could even try teaching them how to play them and test your teaching skills!

What is a Piano riff? A riff is a repeated chord progression or refrain in music; it is a pattern, or melody, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a song and is usually very catchy. There are some great Piano riffs that have stood the test of time – learn five of the easy ones by watching the free tutorial below.

Piano riffs taught in order:

  • A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
  • Clocks by Coldplay
  • Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn
  • Mad World by Gary Jules
  • How To Save A Life by The Fray
5 Easy Popular Piano Riffs Suitable For Beginners