Play Amazing Grace on Piano


4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

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Learn to play Amazing Grace on piano by using a few simple chords and watching a short video tutorial.

It is estimated that this well loved American gospel song is performed over 10 million times each year.

After experiencing the grace and love of God, John Newton, a former slave trader was converted to Christianity and in 1772 penned the lyrics to this timeless classic hymn.

He wanted to deliver the message that forgiveness and redemption is possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God.


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First step.

You will need to familiarize yourself with the melody to this song. If you can sing it you can play it! In fact you may just want to accompany your self or others vocally.

I advise that you take some time to pic out the melody on the piano if at all possible.

Though I have included the notes in written form below, if you will take the time to work at trying to hear the melody rather than to read it you will do much to improve you ability to play songs by ear.

Second step.

To learn this song you will need to be familiar with three basic chords in the key of C. Those chords are C major, F major and G major.

If you ar not yet familiar with these chords you may want to review the lessons on major chords and perhaps the lesson on voice leading.

You can watch the video below as well to see these steps demonstrated on the keyboard.

About the printed music.

Although you can play Amazing Grace on piano using only the three chords C, F and G major, you will notice I have added some alternatives for those of you a bit more familiar with chords and progressions.

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