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Silent Night

Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud.

I really love this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. In fact, I would argue that simplicity in music is virtuous, and we should all be striving to play less notes.

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Gear used

This is a pretty crazy one-of-a-kind Taylor guitar; sinker-redwood and bloodwood. It belongs to a collector friend mine. You can find a current list of my personal gear here.

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Coventry Carol – Spotify

Coventry Carol – Apple | iTunes

Coventry Carol – Amazon Music

How to play Silent Night | beginner fingerstyle guitar

Silent Night is very easy to play. Although you can strum the chords with your thumb, I would encourage you to try the arpeggiated fingerstyle technique that I use. Here’s how to do it.

The guitar tab for Silent Night is beautifully written across 2 pages. The arrangement is great for beginner guitar players and up. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

In accordance with the guitar tab, my order of play looks like this:

Intro, Verse 2x, End.

Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar: Silent Night

Silent Night is played in standard tuning.

Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.