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Silent Night – A Beautiful Fingerstyle Arrangement (Guitar Lesson & TABs)

Franz Xaver Gruber







2nd fret


88 BPM

Silent Night was first composed in 1818 by Austrian composer Franz Xaver Gruber and is without a doubt one of the most popular and loved traditional Christmas carols.

This arrangement is reasonably easy to play but there are certainly some tricky parts here and there. You may find some of the chords a little hard to grip and there’s a quick run of diminished chords that may take a bit of practice. Having said that, I’m sure you’ll really enjoy it once you’ve mastered it and hopefully you’ll be playing this arrangement of Silent Night for many Christmases to come.

Learn To Play Silent Night

Silent Night (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Silent Night, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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The Lesson

The capo is of course completely optional – put it wherever you like, or lose it all together. Really try and play the song with a lot of feel and make sure to let all the notes ring into one another as smoothly as possible.

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