The most well know hymn was written in 1779 by John Newton. Rich's beautiful fingerstyle arrangement harmonizes this classic melody in 3 different keys and in 3 different ways. First he plays it with traditional chord changes then in a 12/8 feel with lots of weaving lines then finally with jazz harmony. This simple melody is a must for your repertoire recognized by everyone and the arrangement is sure to bring compliments and satisfy your audiences. 31 minute video with close ups demonstrated slowly by measure then rehearsed in sections with PDF in tab and notation.
DESCRIPTION FROM WIKIPEDIA: With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world. Author Gilbert Chase writes that it is "without a doubt the most famous of all the folk hymns," and Jonathan Aitken, a Newton biographer, estimates that it is performed about 10 million times annually. It has had particular influence in folk music, and has become an emblematic African American spiritual. Its universal message has been a significant factor in its crossover into secular music. "Amazing Grace" saw a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s and has been recorded thousands of times during and since the 20th century, occasionally appearing on popular music charts.