Amazing Grace – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written in 1772 by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807).

According to the Dictionary of American Hymnology, “Amazing Grace” is John Newton’s spiritual autobiography in verse. It has been performed by various artists and most recently it was Andrea Bocelli who sang it on Easter Sunday during the 2020 COVID pandemic in front of an empty Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy.

On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature. See also our Printable PDF file for free download.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in G

Amazing Grace” is an easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of G major as all three chords G, D and C are essential for beginners. Alternatively, you will find the song in the key of C and E major as you can see next.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of G is an octave from D4 to D5 (see on the Music Sheet in G following) and might be a bit low for children. However, it is perfect for lower female or tenor male voices if sung an octave down. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to G#, A, Bb, or B major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

As mentioned above, we also suggest the key of C major. To play the tune in C one must be familiarized with the full “barré” technique for the F Chord. The remaining two C and G chords are essential for beginners.

Accordingly, the melody range extends to an octave from G4 to G5 (see on the Music Sheet in C following) and is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in E

Although you can have the E major key by playing the song in C major with the capo on the 4th  fret, we think this option is worth the try, as you can take full advantage of the fine resonance from the open strings E and A.

Accordingly, the melody range extends to the octave B4–B5 (see on the Music Sheet in E following), and calls for some practice to get to the B note above staff. However, it is perfect for bass male voices if sung an octave lower. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to F or F# major by placing it respectively on fret I or II

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Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in E.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature in G

Here is a simple transcription for guitar with recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. Actually you can play it within the first month of guitar lessons! Regarding the left hand you can practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret using all 4 fingers.

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice the apoyando technique with i-m as well as thumb mobility and control.

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Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in G.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature in C

Here is a simple transcription for guitar with recommended fingering but of upgraded difficulty compared to the previous version in G. Regarding the left hand you can practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret using all 4 fingers. Try to play the cords in their accurate duration by holding your left hand fingers tightly on the frets.

This version is excellent for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando with i-m and tirando for the three and four note chords with all 4 fingers p, i, m, a.

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Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in C.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature in E

We suggest this version with accompaniment for those who would like a more sophisticated approach. Regarding the left hand, all 4 fingers are used to play the notes from the 1st to the 7th position and up to the 8th fret. There is a full “barré” on the 7th fret in bars 8-9 engaging fingers 1 and 2.

This version is excellent for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando with i-m and a for the melody and tirando m-i-m or m-i-p for the middle voice.

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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music

For downloading a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music with notes and tablature for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

Amazing Grace – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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