O Holy Night

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Hey friends! Here’s a guitar lesson for the classic Christmas song O Holy Night, which is probably my favorite of all holiday tunes. In part, this arrangement is inspired by the Sufjan Stevens version of this song from 2006. Otherwise I’m keeping things as simple as possible when it comes to chords, strumming, and fingerpicking patterns. Whether you want to do a super basic campfire (er, yule log?) version – or do something a bit more advanced with fingerpicking and incorporating the melody riff – this lesson has you covered! I hope you enjoy.

Video timestamps:

  • 0:00 Playthrough & lesson overview
  • 3:14 Chord shapes needed
  • 5:35 Chord progressions
  • 8:18 Strumming patterns
  • 10:59 Fingerpicking patterns
  • 16:05 Intro riff w/ tab