“Silent Night” is one of the most recognisable Christmas carols of all time, and in my opinion one of the most spiriting and emotional. Here we have the video of me playing it and the tab and chords below so you can learn it too!

Composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in a small town in Austria, the song has been recorded numerous times — with Bing Crosby’s version being the third-best-selling single of all time!

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Below, is the “Medium” version of the arrangement from my book Christmas Chords. It features five different Christmas carols with an easy, medium and hard arrangement for each, totalling 15 arrangements and comes with tab, tips, audio, chords, lyrics and more.

One of the most powerful historical stories of “Silent Night” dates back to Christmas Eve of 1914, where British, French, and German troops all downed weapons to sing together this beautiful carol after Pope Benedict XV’s passionate plea for a ceasefire at Christmas.

They then went on to have a landmark game of football in ‘no man’s land’. All this after hundreds of thousands of lives were lost.

It just goes to show how hopeful and powerful this wonderful piece of music is.

Let me know what you think of this arrangement by leaving a comment below and check out the Christmas Chords book if you want to learn more arrangements like this.

Merry Christmas!


Peter Sharma
February 14, 2019 Reply

I wish you had a step by step video of Silent Night like a few of the others!
I would like to subscribe but I like learning from your step by step tutorial which is quite masterful.
I can not read music and tablature.
The special songs that I would be interested are Lara from Dr Zhivago and theme from the movie, Love story.
Please let me know if you could give me me step by step Video tutorial for the two songs.
I will definitely subscribe if you could give me those two.

Dan Thorpe
February 20, 2019 Reply

Hi Peter, thanks for the kind words, I do have a step by step tutorial for this but it is in the Inner Circle. In that video, I go through the whole piece note for note. Thanks for the suggestions, both great pieces. I`ll have a look at possibly doing one or both in the near future.

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