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Silent Night


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Silent Night > Melody

Seasons greetings everyone! The holidays are here and for that I thought I'd show you a simple but beautiful version of Silent Night. We're putting the guitar into drop D** and really letting the resonance of the guitar do most of the work for us. Resonance really is the keyword here; you want the richness and sustain of the low notes to underpin the plain melodic motion of the song. Together they create a real synergy that is simple and beautiful. I hope you have fun with this one!

Happy holidays!


**low E string tuned down to D, the rest of the strings stay at standard pitch; D A D G B E




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Drop D Tuning ( D A D G B E )

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Silent Night Melody


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 2:14 Introduction to Lesson and Drop D Tuning

Loop 4:19 Tony Rice Style Right Hand

Loop 5:30 Breakdown of Melody

Loop 16:47 Closing Thoughts





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David Brookes
David Brookes Dec 18, 2016

Thanks Chris - that is a lovely version

Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for all the awesome lessons this year.

A bit self-conscious to put up a video at this stage but they have helped me immensly and I look forward to more in 2017



Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Dec 16, 2016

Thank you Chris - very lovely.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and to everyone at Sonic Junction. I've learned so much this past year and look forward to next year.


Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Dec 16, 2016

Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks for all you contribute to the community here!

Darren Dec 16, 2016

Merry Christmas to all you out there in Sonic Junction land

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Dec 16, 2016

Darren, this is a beautiful version! I love all of your embellishments and substitutions. It'a been a real pleasure having you here - you are a great player! Looking forward to more next year!

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Dec 16, 2016

Beautiful Chris --- I'm looking forward to learning this one.

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