Well here we are, two months till Christmas and it is time to bring out the pieces of music we only here once a year. My offering for you today is an arrangment of Silent Night that I did a few years ago for 5-string Banjo. This version of the tune can be classed as 'easy' in that it is quite slow and sparce, however, there are a few stretches and if you are a beginner you may find these a little taxing. Watch the video below that takes you through the chord shapes and stretches then click on the link to get the TAB for it.
Get the Tab here:
Here are the chord boxes for the arrangment. Take particular note of the fingerings shown. Most of them should be fairly standard but the Em is shown using the 1st and 2nd finger rather than 2nd and 3rd. Using this fingering will allow you to reach the stretch to the the 5th fret. The other shape here you may be less familiar with is the G, rather than playing an open G chord, we are using the moveable version that you will possibly recognise as an F chord moved up 2 frets. Worth noting that although this is the shape we are using the 4th finger spends most of its time floating around the 5th fret on the B string. Look out for a duet arrangement of this tune with Banjo and Guitar coming soon.