Amazing Grace – Traditional

Chords Used:

Amazing Grace – Traditional

Song Sheet:

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20 Responses to Amazing Grace – Traditional

  1. robin says:

    I am a beginner as well, although I played violin many years ago. Just wanted to let you know how great your lessons truly are. I always look at several different versions and yours are always the best. One selfish question: any way you could make an easier version of Somewhere Beyond the Sea? Much thanks and keep putting your work out – you help a lot of people!

  2. Maureen Murphy says:

    Hi Alan,
    I am a newbie although I have been trying to play guitar for the last 3-4 years…seems like I don’t put enough time into it! I’ve been trying to find a beautiful version of this song and easy way to play it and I have found it!! Thanks so much and I will continue to support you in the future! Great site!!

  3. Sebastien says:

    Thanks a lot from France! Beautiful heart in this voice, in this song, in this teaching.

  4. tony says:

    hey i was womdering if you had sheet music or knew wat version of the song this is

  5. Leon L says:

    Hi Alan,

    I am a newbie and have a question.

    To play Em, you press strings 4 and 5
    On the video, I don’t see you pluck strings 4 and 4 when you play Em.
    So, what the use of forming Em with your fingers? You could as well leave all strings open.

    See for example @ from 2:42
    I see the following sequence:
    T 6th string,
    I 3rd string,
    M 2nd string,
    I 3rd string,
    M 2nd string,
    R 1st string,
    M 2nd string

    I don’t see you pluck 4th + 5th strings.

    Could you please enlighten me?


    • alan says:

      Hi Leon, well spotted 🙂 Fretting the Em is just force of habit on my part from when I used to strum the song, it makes no difference to the sound of the song when fingerpicked whether you fret the strings or not. Sorry for any confusion, best wishes – Alan 🙂

  6. Terrence P says:

    I love the way you setup these tutorials. You don’t do much talking, you show the strum/pick patterns as well as the chords used and that helps me a lot. I was wandering if you could do a fingerpick style of some old gospel songs like “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and maybe some others.

  7. chrisham says:

    Alan, this site is amazing and the quality of videos are just exceptional… I will be making a Contribution to your work…… surely worth it….. Wondering how I had not come across your work much before.
    Just a question…. do you have any more such Christian Hymns in the offering…
    Loving rendering of this classic Amazing Grace.

    • alan says:

      Hi there.
      Thank you for your kind words, as for your request; I will see what I can do next year.
      Merry Christmas.
      Alan 🙂

  8. Rajesh says:

    Hi Alan.

    I am a beginner. It is really a blessing to visit your site and learn from your tutorials.

    I am wondering if you have tab for this song.

    Thank you,

    • alan says:

      Hi Rajesh and thank you for your kind words. I am sorry, I have not had the time to create a tab for this (I do not use them myself), just a songsheet. All the best.
      Alan 🙂

  9. Albert McCauley says:

    I love the way you teach, It makes it so easy to follow along with the videos.

  10. Mike Hare says:

    One of my old time favorites. Great Job. It always amazes me how simple melodies can have such a powerful affect on all of us.

  11. Richard says:

    Your tutorials are great and easy to follow for a beginner like me. Keep up the good work.


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