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Silent Night: Chords and Fingerpicking

 

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In this segment, we'll take a closer look at how to play the fingerstyle backup arrangement for the song, Silent Night.

We'll take a look at the chords, and the fingerpicking pattern used in the video.

The chords for this song are G, D, and C.

The song is in 3/4 time, and fingerpicking pattern goes like this: play the bass note of the chord with your thumb, then the third string with your thumb, then the first and second strings together with your index and middle fingers, then the third string with your thumb, then the first and second strings together with your index and middle fingers, and finally the third string with your thumb.

SILENT NIGHT

(G) Silent Night, Holy Night
(D) All is calm
(G) All is bright
(C) Round yon virgin
(G) Mother and Child
(C) Holy infant so
(G) Tender and mild
(D) Sleep in heavenly
(G) Peace
((G) Sleep in
(D) Heavenly
(G) Peace

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