Silent Night – How to Play on Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“Silent Night” is a popular Austrian Christmas carol, translated in many languages and covered by many famous artists.

It was composed in 1818 in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr.

On this page you can find a glockenspiel tutorial video, sheet music with a glockenspiel chart that will help you find the notes on the musical instrument, and a printable PDF for free download. If you would like to watch and sing this song, click here for the Sing-along version.

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Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

Silent Night Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

Although in C major, a key without accidental notes, the melody of Silent Night is moderately difficult It consists of 11 natural notes as you can see in the chart following the sheet music. Τhe difficulty is due to the position changes due to the melodic movement.

Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.

To save this free music sheet of “Silent Night” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.

Silent night free glockenspiel sheet music notes chart pdf
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Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics

To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

Silent Night | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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