Amazing Grace 1

Animated Amazing Grace 1 tab by John Newton on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This famous tune is in the key of G major. This is a good tune for absolute beginners to learn because it's easy and very well known. The more familiar you are with a tune, the easier it is to know if you are doing it right or not.

To keep things nice and easy, we're playing this tune using only downstrokes with the pick. However, see if you can use alternating down / up strokes once you've mastered the tune with just downstrokes! (That means play the first note with a downstroke, the second with an upstroke, back to downstroke for the next note, upstroke for the next, etc...)

Once you can play this through, take a look at Amazing Grace 2. There we ramp things up a bit more by using fingerpicking. There we'll add in a bass line to the melody using the thumb.

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