Perfect by Ed Sheeran: Easy Beginner Cello Sheet Music
Below is a pdf sheet music download of Perfect by Ed Sheeran arranged for beginner cello!
It’s super important to explore a variety of genres and styles on the cello.
Don’t get me wrong - Suzuki books, Essential Elements, etc. are great pedagogical tools and I use them regularly in my lessons. But sometimes the music in Suzuki book 1 doesn’t resonate with a beginner and they need to try another style to get them excited about playing.
That was the case with a young student of mine a couple of months ago, so I decided to arrange one of her favorite songs for beginner cello: Perfect by Ed Sheeran.
This version of the piece can be played in first position all the way through. It’s transposed up a half-step from Ab major to G major (a much easier key to play on the cello.)
This is also only the vocal line - leave a comment or send me an email if you want a cello duet version! Or if you have a guitar or pianist friend that can improvise an accompaniment for you, the chords are G, Em, C, and D for the verses, and then Em, C, G, and D for the chorus.
What you need to know for this piece
This is a beginner-friendly arrangement, but probably not the first one you’ll learn on the cello. Before you attempt this piece, you should know:
How to read bass clef
How to play in a ¾ time signature
How to play in G major (with F# in the key signature)
First position on the A, D, and G strings
Down bows and up bows
Slurs and ties
Here's the arrangement
Scroll to the end of the page for the PDF download!