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#101: 50 Classical Songs for Beginners - Tenor


50 Classical Songs for Beginners - Tenor - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio


Ever feel like selecting the right songs to learn is like stepping into a vast ocean with no compass? Totally get that feeling! It's like, where do you even start, right? Well, let's chat about it.

So, when you're just starting out as a classical singer, picking the right songs is key. It's kinda like building a house – you gotta start with a solid foundation. Just like a builder carefully chooses the right materials, we singers need to pick songs that match our current skill level and voice type.


Now, I've put together this list of 50 classical songs specifically for beginners, and let me tell you, I've really geeked out over it. I've thought about everything – from vocal range to difficulty level, even down to the lyrics and musical style. My goal? To make sure these songs not only provide a variety of classical styles but also fit your voice like a glove. Because hey, singing should feel awesome, not like squeezing into shoes that don't quite fit, right?


So, get ready to dive in and discover some gems that'll light up your singing journey. I've got your back every step of the way!


 

50 Classical Songs for Beginners - Mezzo-Soprano


  1. Simple Gifts - Joseph Brackett

  2. All Through the Night - Traditional Welsh

  3. Oh! Susanna - Stephen Foster

  4. Aura Lee - George R. Poulton

  5. Clementine - Percy Montrose

  6. Shenandoah - Traditional American Folk Song

  7. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes - Traditional English

  8. Blow the Wind Southerly - Traditional English

  9. Barbara Allen - Traditional Scottish

  10. Early One Morning - Traditional English

  11. The Minstrel Boy - Thomas Moore

  12. The Water is Wide - Traditional English

  13. The Ash Grove - Traditional Welsh

  14. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - Traditional Scottish

  15. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - Traditional American Folk Song

  16. The Foggy Dew - Traditional Irish

  17. Charlie is My Darling - Traditional Scottish

  18. The Turtle Dove - Traditional English

  19. The Star Spangled Banner - John Stafford Smith

  20. Danny Boy - Traditional Irish

  21. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Traditional Irish

  22. Flow Gently, Sweet Afton - Jonathan E. Spilman

  23. The Last Rose of Summer - Traditional Irish

  24. Londonderry Air - Traditional Irish

  25. Annie Laurie - Lady John Scott

  26. The Kerry Dance - James L. Molloy

  27. The Lost Chord - Arthur Sullivan

  28. Down by the Sally Gardens - Traditional Irish

  29. Ye Banks and Braes - Traditional Scottish

  30. The Lark in the Clear Air - Traditional Irish

  31. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms - Traditional Irish

  32. Molly Malone - Traditional Irish

  33. The Bluebells of Scotland - Traditional Scottish

  34. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes - Traditional English

  35. The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls - Traditional Irish

  36. Loch Lomond - Traditional Scottish

  37. The Salley Gardens - Traditional Irish

  38. The Last Rose of Summer - Traditional Irish

  39. Sweet Polly Oliver - Traditional English

  40. The Last Rose of Summer - Traditional Irish

  41. The Minstrel Boy - Thomas Moore

  42. The Road to the Isles - Traditional Scottish

  43. The Star Spangled Banner - John Stafford Smith

  44. The Water is Wide - Traditional English

  45. Waltzing Matilda - Banjo Paterson

  46. The Water is Wide - Traditional English

  47. Where the Bee Sucks - Thomas Arne

  48. The Girl I Left Behind Me - Traditional Irish Folk Song

  49. Widdecombe Fair - Traditional English

  50. Ye Banks and Braes - Traditional Scottish

 

I really hope these 50 classical songs for beginners have sparked some inspiration for you! Bookmark this page so you can come back when you’re ready for more. Because they're not just a random list—they're little gems, perfect for helping you refine your technique and discover new things about your voice along the way. So, whether you're just starting out or looking to level up your skills, these songs are here to support you every step of the way.


Let's keep this momentum going and dive deeper into the magic of classical repertoire together!


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* Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice. Singers and professional voice users should always consult with qualified professionals, such as singing teachers or medical practitioners before making any decisions or taking any actions related to their vocal health and wellbeing.


 

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