This Silent Night kalimba tab will teach you how to play the classic Christmas carol, Silent Night, or “Stille Nacht” to give it its original German name!
Silent Night was composed and written around 1818 by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber and has become a staple in the Christmas song list since.
The song itself is a great and easy song to learn on kalimba and this kalimba tab will teach you how to do it! Be sure to read my guide to understanding kalimba tabs if you are at all unsure what the notations mean.
Notation & Tuning Key
The below key represents all the notes for a standard 17 key kalimba, tuned to C. All the notes that are plucked in this Silent Night kalimba tab are in bold.
Silent Night Kalimba Tab Numbered Notation
Here is the numbered notation kalimba tab for Silent Night.
5 6 5 3 5 6 5 3 Si-i-lent night, ho-o-ly night, 2° 2° 7 1° 1° 5 All is calm, all is bright. 6 6 1° 7 6 5 6 5 3 Round yon vi-ir-gin mo-ther and child, 6 6 1° 7 6 5 6 5 3 Ho-ly in-fant, so ten-der and mild. 2° 2° 4° 2° 7 1° 3° Sleep in hea-ven-ly pe-eace, 1° 5 3 5 4 2 1 Sle-ep in hea-ven-ly peace.
Silent Night Kalimba Tab Lettered Notation
Here is the lettered notation kalimba tab for Silent Night if you prefer reading lettered notation over numbered notation.
G A G E G A G E Si-i-lent night, ho-o-ly night, D° D° B C° C° G All is calm, all is bright. A A C° B A G A G E Round yon vi-ir-gin mo-ther and child, A A C° B A G A G E Ho-ly in-fant, so ten-der and mild. D° D° F° D° B C° E° Sleep in hea-ven-ly pe-eace, C° G E G F D C Sle-ep in hea-ven-ly peace.
Silent Night is a beautiful Christmas tune that just so happens to be really easy to master on the kalimba!
Hopefully this Silent Night kalimba tab has taught you how to play Silent Night on your kalimba. However, if you are still struggling, practice makes perfect. Remember to start slow and break it down into manageable sections and you will have it down before you know it!
And when you’ve learned Silent Night, why not challenge yourself to learn a few more songs? There is an ever growing list of kalimba tabs here at Saorsa Music to choose from!