Silent Night (Single Note Version)(Tab)

Silent Night (Single Note Version)(Tab)


Since it’s Christmas I thought I’d let you take a break from the tricky arrangements and I’d put up a couple of single note arrangements (along with easy chords) of a couple of Christmas tunes. For kids, newbies and people too drunk and bloated to play anything more complicated.

Suggested Strumming

Like a lot of Christmas songs, it’s a waltz so I’m using:

d – d u d –

If it’s too easy for you, you can try to play the very tricky all harmonics version. Or you can split the difference and play the middling version in How to Play Christmas Ukuele.

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  1. Armelle December 3rd, 2009 7:23 pm

    Nice of you to think about the not so talented, Al.
    I bought your copy of How to play Christmas ukulele and I discovered some really nice tunes I didn’t know.
    Great work as usual !
    Thanks !

  2. LonnaB December 3rd, 2009 8:08 pm

    Thanks for helping us get motivated to face the holiday cheer, Al. Without the music, I just don’t know how the season would be tolerable. Seriously.

    The Christmas Tabs e-book is amazing. Unfortunately, it was the only of the e-books I didn’t get printed out before our laptop crashed earlier this year. I was able to play many of the songs in the book last year. Too bad I fell out of practice! That’s what I get for leaving Christmas music just for December.

  3. Woodshed December 3rd, 2009 8:28 pm

    Armelle: Thanks!

    Lonna: You should have let me know! I’ll email you.

  4. Rob NY December 9th, 2009 12:41 pm

    check out version on uker tabs

  5. Tom December 11th, 2009 8:03 am

    Realy nice.
    May be someone like my blues version on Youtube?

    Merry Christmas!


  6. Woodshed December 13th, 2009 10:20 am

    Nice one, Tom.

  7. Sean June 7th, 2010 3:41 am

    I’m having a heck of a time with these. I’m playing with a DGBE tuned Baritone and, sadly, having a very hard time transposing any of these ‘Easy’ songs. Are there any resources or tips you could recommend? I’m fairly new with the Uke, although I’ve been playing guitar for a year. Not everything translates between instruments, but it’s a good foundation.


  8. Flint June 7th, 2010 8:36 pm

    hey mann… well. im a newbie out of those choices and this question seems pretty bad haha but how do you strum the down-down up down while picking at the same time?

  9. Woodshed June 7th, 2010 9:36 pm

    Sean: Just add five frets to everything.

    Flint: This is meant as a duet. One uke does the picking and one does the strumming.

  10. IsabelWestlake July 27th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Wow you are obviously very dedicated to the uke :)
    I have just started playing, this is a really imformative and useful website, cheers for all the help xxx

  11. Woodshed July 28th, 2010 8:37 pm

    Isabel: Thanks very much. Glad you’re finding it useful.

  12. Jie November 30th, 2010 5:36 pm

    I am a ukulele beginer, your website is really brilliant. Thanks a lot:)

  13. Emily February 7th, 2011 11:30 pm

    I have the basic notes down, I don’t know how you add notes around the basic note.
    Your example sounds like the real song, with the chords.. and mine are just the basic notes. How can i get it to sound like yours?

  14. jeff December 6th, 2011 4:28 pm

    so i downloaded the one chord scielent night but dont know what fret to put my fingers. is there a chart to play with?

  15. Molly March 1st, 2013 11:23 pm

    I am looking at this tab and I’ve read the “How to read tabs” tutorial, but I can’t figure out what is going on in this pdf. There are lots of dots but they don’t seem to match up with what is being played in the mp3

  16. michelle April 10th, 2013 11:23 pm

    Hi Do you have any songs for kids on the open string C6?

  17. Jay Vaidyanathan June 23rd, 2013 6:16 pm

    I did this song for my school christmas concert thanks lots!

  18. Woodshed June 24th, 2013 6:41 am

    Jay: You’re welcome!

  19. digestive March 20th, 2015 10:18 pm

    your fabulous me and my little bro could sit and listen to you forever. having a great time learning how to play. THANKS

  20. Woodshed March 21st, 2015 1:26 pm

    digestive: Thanks so much!

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