Silent Night Chords & Lyrics for Guitar & Strings

Silent Night chords for

  • guitar in two keys, and 
  • a duet and 
  • two trios for strings!  

The duet is for violin; one of the trios is for three violins in the key of D, and the second trio is for violin, viola, and cello.  All arrangements are simple enough for young musicians.

Silent Night chords and melody for guitar with guitar tabs and Silent Night lyrics, in the keys of D and A

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For beginning guitarists, playing the Silent Night chords is a snap - both the keys of D and A have no difficult chords, and the melody is familiar.  

If your students don't know this Christmas tune, they can play the tablature to learn the melody of the Silent Night carol.

Finger-picking is very beautiful with this Christmas carol.  The basic six-note pattern I discussed in Greensleeves and wrote out in the second arrangement of Scarborough Fair works very well with this piece.  

Also, a slow 3-beat pattern is quiet and lovely, and a good exercise for your beginning finger-pickers: thumb and middle finger pluck (pinch) together, then index, then ring.  One, two, three.

UPDATE: Two of my young students managed to play this pattern IN UNISON at a recital while I and another student picked the melody.  A miracle.

With beginners, this is an opportunity to reinforce "WHAT IS THE BASS NOTE" of this chord?  

Even my newer guitar players have memorized that Em and G chords start with string 6, while the C and A chords start with string 5, and D starts on string 4 (the D string!), for example.

I've also made free Silent Night sheet music for the violin - a duet, a trio, and a string trio for violin, viola, and cello.  

Here is the duet for violin, in the key of D.  There are lots of open strings in the melody:

Violin duet Silent Night sheet music, in the key of D

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Here is the violin trio:

Silent Night music for violin trio, in the key of D.
Silent Night carol for violin trio with lyrics

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Here is the Silent Night carol for beginning string trio, violin, viola, and cello:

String trio arrangement of the Christmas carol Silent Night in the key of G, easy
Silent Night music sheet for beginning string trio in the key of G, with the lyrics in English


The links for the guitar sheets:


Download Silent Night chords and melody for guitar in the key of A


Download Silent Night sheet music for guitar in D



The links for violin duet and trio:


Download free Christmas duet Silent Night for violin


Download free Silent Night sheet music beginning violin trio in the key of D



The link for string trio (violin, viola, cello):


Download Silent Night music sheet for beginning string trio









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Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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