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by Sarah Vonderberg

6 Spooky piano tunes to learn on Halloween

The days are getting shorter, it’s dark outside, the fog is creeping in and you just know: It’s that time of the year again! 🎃 The spooky, mysterious, magical time of Halloween. So what’s better than taking these dark and cold nights to learn some new eerie tunes on your piano?

If you are out of ideas, here are some for you:

1. 🔪 Halloween Theme – John Carpenter

This ominous piece should not be missing at your Halloween recital. The theme to the American movie classic “Halloween” from 1978 is a proper staple for horror lovers. By playing this tune, you could make one Michael Myers very happy on his day – if that’s something you want to do!

2. 👑 In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg was able to completely capture the sound of mischievous creatures creeping closer and closer, tip-toeing around you – ready for some good ole Halloween fun. Hint: The creature might be the troll king “Dovregubben” who that piece was originally written about.

3. 👻 Toccata D Minor – Johann S. Bach

The distinctive first trill of Bach’s Toccata in D minor just sets the entire mood. This piece could be the dramatic introductory tune for almost any spooky or fantastical costume you choose to wear on Halloween – we at flowkey might go as the ghost of Johann S. Bach.

4. 💀 Funeral March Op.35 – Frédéric Chopin

The night of Halloween is just the perfect night to play this dark and chilling piano piece. Get in the mood with this Funeral March by Chopin and see what creatures of the night you might be able to summon. Maybe even Frédéric himself will pay you a visit? You know, just to hear you play?

5. 🧛 Symphony No.5 in Cm, Op.67 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Ta-ta-ta-TAAA! Four notes and you already know you’re in trouble! Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony definitely sets the atmosphere for some spooky and dark shenanigans on Hallows’ Eve…

6. 🌚 Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement) – Ludwig van Beethoven

Seems like Beethoven was a master of composing dark and eerie tunes. Catch some chilling vibes with this classic piano piece and play it as an homage to the moon on a dark, dark night.

Of course these spooky piano tunes are not only the soundtrack for the night of October 31st; we encourage you to play them throughout the whole month of October to help everyone get in the mood! And to let your neighbors know that it’s that time of the year again. 🎃 The spooky, mysterious, magical time of Halloween.

Pro tip:

To find all these Halloween piano tunes at once in flowkey, just type “Halloween” into the song search and discover this hidden category full of spooky piano pieces.