Spring is the perfect season to enjoy the weather, nature, music, family gatherings, and all of the activities and events that people are having fun with during at this time of year.
If you’ve been wanting to learn how to play an instrument and/or sing songs, springtime is the perfect time to get started with that goal. Of course, there are literally thousands of songs that you could be singing, but not all of them will fit the mood and vibe of spring like the following four songs that everyone should learn to play.
1. Three Little Birds
This classic by the honorable Robert Nesta Marley sounds like the acoustic embodiment of spring condensed into a soothing and soulful hymn that has succeeded in putting smiles on millions of faces.
The lyrics “woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun” evoke thoughts of Bob’s other hit song “Sun is Shining”, which is also a great springtime song to play at the park. Caribbean-style music also tends to have a relaxed and mellow feel to it, so it’s a good genre to learn and play during spring when everything is sunny and happy.
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2. Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles’ timeless masterpiece ‘Here Comes the Sun’ is so spring-centric it could actually be considered the theme song for the season, with lyrics like “little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter,” “here comes the sun,” and “little darling, the smiles are returning to the faces.” Like most of The Beatles’ songs, this one is easy to play and sing along to, and most people are familiar with at least some of the words.
3. Soak Up the Sun
One could argue that Soak up the Sun’ from Cheryl Crow is really a summer anthem, but it’s just as fitting for the spring, if for no other reason than the vibe itself. Aside from the words “I’m gonna soak up the sun” which is really more of a metaphor in this song, there isn’t much talk of anything remotely related to spring.
Still, the sound of the song combined with the fact that it’s an acoustic piece makes it a welcoming song for amateur musicians to learn during the spring.
4. The Lazy Song
Finally, The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars is perfect for those super chill spring days that have you not wanting to do anything but enjoy yourself. Apart from the lyrics, the sound of the song itself is very springy, with an upbeat and happy tempo that really creates that carefree and exciting feeling of spring.
Learning Classics First
The great thing about learning to sing and play an instrument using classic songs like the ones mentioned above is that they’ve already been analyzed and played by so many other musicians, so there are plenty of tutorials that cover how to play these songs on various instruments.
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