Some of you might be aware that I had already done a full tutorial on how to play ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ on guitar a little while back ago as a bonus lesson of my Beginners Guitar Course. However, I thought it might be a good idea to do another version of this popular Christmas tune – one that would be even easier to learn and play. Because what we’re about to cover today won’t require the use of a capo or you playing bar-chords. Sound good? Okay, let’s get started.
As usual, I also prepared a worksheet for you that contains both, the ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ guitar chords and lyrics. I encourage you to download and print it out while you follow along the video lesson. Also, for those of you who don’t know me yet, I can’t sing at all. Therefore, I will spare you the torture of listening to my vocal acrobatics, but rather just hum along in the background, so you can follow the melody while learning the guitar chords for ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’.
As mentioned in the beginning, the chords we will be using are all on a guitar beginner level. If you know how to play an E-Minor, C-Major, G-Major and D-Major, you are good to go. If you need a refresher on those chords, check out the Guitar Chordbank.
Here is the full video tutorial to how to play Silent Night on guitar:
As for the strumming pattern, start out with the easy version until you get used to the chord changes. Use counts of three with simple down-strokes at a slow pace. After a while and once you’re comfortable with the chord sequences, you can incorporate a slightly more sophisticated strumming pattern as demonstrated in the video.
For those of you who are not afraid of bar-chords and the use of a capo, here’s a more advanced version of this song: