How to Play ‘Oh Holy Night’ on the Violin | Violin & Viola TV #213

by | Dec 21, 2015 | Christmas Songs on the Violin, Repertoire | 4 comments

Don Lockhart from Cumberland (Maine) has requested this tutorial on ‘Oh Holy Night’ on the violin.

Click here to download the sheet music.

Watch this video and I will walk you through this piece:

Do you want to learn more Christmas songs? Here are some more…

How To Play ‘JINGLE BELLS’ on the Violin? (playful pizz and bow version)

How To Play ‘I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS’ on the Violin

How to Play ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ on the Violin

Did you like learning to play this piece? Is this video helpful to you? Please let me know in the comments below! If you like it, share it with your friends!



PS: Do you have questions or struggles on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to and I might dedicate a Violin & Viola TV episode to answering your question!


  1. Elena Marini Lynch

    Hello Zlata
    I have played this wonderful carol at my first concert ever, last weekend in Venice. I am an adult (45!) beginner but lucky enough to be studying with a fantastic teacher and violinist (she was second violin for years and years at La Fenice theatre here in Venice). I obviously just played few notes, but the orchestra experience is one of the best thing ever!
    I had this tune in my mind all these days and was just wondering if it would sound good as a solo…and just by accident I have found your tutorial.
    I have subscribed immediately after having read you home page introductary notes on expression. That IS exactly my main goal. I want to be expressive from the very beginning, because that’s what I care for the most. I play for sheer enjoyment and to hopefully transmit this profound nourishment to my young sons so they’ll decide to pick up an instrument soon.
    So, thanks and I’ll have a look at your other videos and might have some questions for you in the future!
    Actually I do have one now: notes B and C on my A string are dreadfully dull, the string does not resonate, the sound is flat and stops immediately.
    Do you think it might be a sound post problem? I had my 300 euros violin recently checked by a lutist but this problem did not go away.

    All the best and have a Holy Christmas!

    Elena Marini Lynch

    • Violinist Zlata

      Hi Elena,

      Thanks for your message and subscribing. I’m glad you like my text about expression and what violin playing is about.

      About the A string: have your tried another, perhaps more bright sounding, type of A string? What strings do you use at the moment?

      Happy new year!

      All the best,


  2. Ripton

    How can I learn to play comp?


    • Violinist Zlata

      Hi Steve,

      Ah, I’ve search around and you mean accompanying? The first step is to know the notes in each chord and then play around with them.

      All the best,



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