Amazing Grace Is Amazingly Easy To Play

Amazing Grace In A Great Free Online Guitar Lesson.

Amazing Grace is one of the world’s most popular songs. This free online guitar lesson features the free fingerstyle guitar tablature of my arrangement of it.

There are two reasons that people love this song. The lyrics and the melody. Many people feel a strong connection to the songs lyrics.

The melody is based on an early Scottish or Irish tune. It was written before the lyrics. The melody alone is very powerful. Let's take a look at this free guitar lesson on Amazing Grace.

Performance Notes

The basic chords used in this arrangement are C and G. The A minor sharp 5 (Amin/5+) is also used. We'll get to that in a little bit. Each measure is labeled with a small number in blue above the staff.

The song uses a C chord to begin with. Measure 4 starts with an ascending slur. The more common name for this is a hammer on. It's pretty easy to do, with a little practice.

Begin by playing the 3rd string open. Then quickly bring your finger down on the string. The force of your finger striking the string will make the note sound. Try to have each note be the same volume.

The next area to look at is at measure 7. The music calls for a C chord but the melody is on the 3rd fret of the 1st string. When you play the C chord, put your little finger on the 1st strings 3rd fret.

The note on the 3rd fret of the 1st string is a G. This note is the same as the note on the 3rd string open. It does fall in the C chord. It's usually played as a lower pitched note though. For more info on chords, check out this page on Guitar Chords.

The only other thing to look at is in measure 8. There's that old Amin/5+. The page on guitar chords should have given you a little background on chords like this. This is the short story. The C chord and Amin chord have 2 of 3 notes in common. Because of this, the Amin is frequently substituted for the C.

That's the story on this free guitar lesson of Amazing Grace.

Have fun with it and contact me with any questions.

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