Pianists always spend a lot of time preparing Christmas music, but Halloween often gets overlooked as a musical holiday. It’s not too late to get your piano chops up to speed so that you can provide your own soundtrack to this fun holiday!
Here are ten piano solos that feature this season’s quirkiest and spookiest tunes. When possible, we’ve found easier and more advanced pieces to suit a variety of levels.
1. The Addams Family Theme
We all know and love The Addams Family theme song, and now you can play it on the piano!
2. The Munsters Theme
But why should The Addams Family have all the fun? We had to include The Munsters, too!
3. “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
For something a little less spooky, “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is one of our favorite songs to play on the piano.
4. “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach
This iconic piece was originally played on the organ, giving it the ultimate Halloween sound! If you’re up for the challenge, take on this dark Bach classic.
5. Halloween Theme by John Carpenter
Okay, back to spooky! John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme sends shivers down our spine every time!
6. “Monster Mash” by Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
It’s hard not to love this Halloween classic. This is the perfect piece to break out at a party this year!
7.”Thriller” by Michael Jackson
For another party pleaser, enjoy this incredible piano arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” by Musicnotes Signature Artist, Karim Kamar.
8. Ghostbusters Theme
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
9. The Exorcist Theme
Also known as “Tubular Bells,” The Exorcist is a must-learn Halloween piece!
10. Halloween Medley arranged by Joshua Burniece
This medley from Musicnotes Signature Artist Joshua Burniece features excerpts from “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” Thriller,” The Twilight Zone Theme,” This Is Halloween ,” Halloween Theme, “Monster Mash ,” Ghostbusters Theme, “Hedwig’s Theme,” and “What’s This?”