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Learn to Play Silent Night on the Ukulele

Learn to Play Silent Night on the Ukulele

Christmas is still a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still play Christmas songs on your ukulele. Silent night is a very popular Christmas song to play on the ukulele and today I’ve got a simple, four-chord strum-along. (I’m planning to add a more complicated version and a melody tab so you can play a duet).

Chords

There are four chords in this basic version of silent night. They are

  • C
  • F
  • G
  • G7
Ukulele chords silent night c f g g7

Strumming

Silent night is in 6/8, what that means is there are six “eighth” beats or quavers.

While you can just strum on every beat (especially if someone is playing a melody or singing), a more effective strumming simple strumming pattern is a 1, (pause) 2, 3, 1 held.

That is a downstroke, pause, downstroke, upstroke, downstroke, rest.

Here’s how it looks

A simple Ukulele strumming pattern for silent night

Simple Ukulele Chords for Silent Night

How to play silent night on the ukulele. A simple four chord version.

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Get ready for Christmas or just practice your skills

Silent night isn’t just a great song for Christmas time, it’s a great song for beginner ukulele players as it uses such simple chords. Although Christmas may be months away but it’s good to start practicing so you’re ready when it finally arrives. Why not check out these Christmas gift ideas for ukulele players.

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Chris Wilson

I'm a ukulele fanatic who also happens to teach English as a foreign language in Krakow, Poland.

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