Silent Night – Easy Guitar Version

OK, since the first Christmas tune did so well, I thought I would offer one that could be played easily by less experienced players.

Even though this arrangement of "Silent Night" is listed for beginners, you still need to know how to play your basic open position chords and a barre chord. Those have already been covered on this site, so feel free to do a search on them if you need a review.

Even though the tune has been broken down to its barest essentials, it still sounds very nice in this arrangement. I think it would sound great on an acoustic guitar as well especially with all of those big open position chords.

But no matter what you play it on, make sure you pay a lot of attention to the picking hand. You need to be sure you are always hitting the right amount of strings. That way the melody will always be the highest pitched note in the chord.

If you watch the video, you will see what I mean if you look at my picking hand.

Here is the PDF download for this lesson.

Silent Night (Easy Guitar Version) PDF

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Silent Night - Easy Guitar Version


  1. Doggy on December 17, 2009 at 9:08 am – da best. Keep it going!

  2. woody8293 on December 8, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I am learning alot. I am a beginner , but love the lessons. Keep them coming.

  3. stevekesya on December 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    best lessons ever in this site !!

  4. JohnnyZ on March 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    That was great I’m not a real fast yet, this song is just my speed.

  5. Your Name on June 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    super!!!!!!! thax!

  6. Lucas-paolo Trinidad on July 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you guitarlessons365

  7. guitar joe on December 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

    very beautiful

  8. phuoc le on April 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    thank you , thank you ,thank you

  9. edward on April 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Thank You for this Great lesson for a beginner like me.

  10. Kay on December 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I was looking every where for a simple, quick and most importantly easy song to teach my class (and myself :P) this is great………great job instructing and thx for the free lesson 🙂

  11. Kay on December 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    anymore you can suggest? my class’s ages range from 4-10 (all new, and some not so coordinated 🙁 but for the most part quick learners)

    • Carl Brown on December 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Hey Kay, I hope to have another easy Christmas tune up next week. Not sure which one yet though. 🙂


  12. lovely on December 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Love it! so da best!

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