Sing and Fingerpick SILENT NIGHT- For Beginners Lesson 1 Sheet Music, Tab and Flow Chart is here:
In this first lesson 1 of this Christmas Song Series, we are going to learn a very BASIC Fingerstyle/ rhythm pattern that is intended as accompaniment to sing to.
Silent Night is a very easy and straightforward Christmas Classic that contains 3 main chords- in this case we are learning Silent Night in the key of G.
The fingerpicking pattern we are using here is in 3/4 Waltz time. Learn this pattern and you will be able to play nearly any song in this time signature.
Included in this lesson is a PDF download of the chords, words and tab. Also included is a fingerpicking flow chart which shows what fingers we use on the right hand, the rhythm of the song, quick reference of the strings we are plucking and the counting.
This Lesson 1 is a prelude to more advanced fingerpicking for Silent Night but is just perfect for those of you that want to sing. Lesson 2 is going also include the melody notes with slightly more intense chord voicings.
Silent Night lyrics with guitar chords and guitar (melody) notes are also included and the student is encouraged to try to sing along and play. But it’s very important to start slow with the guitar first, and then work your way up to playing and singing at the same time.