Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace piano

This arrangement of Amazing Grace for easy piano enables beginner pianists to enjoy playing one of the most well known songs of all time.

Amazing Grace Easy Piano

Amazing Grace Piano

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The sheet music is in the key of G major with one sharp (F sharp) and so should be accessible to most piano players.

The time signature is 3/4 which provides good practice for playing with 3 beats in a bar instead of the more common 4 beats.
There are some awkward stretches in the notes of the left hand. For example, the move from the C in bar 3 played by finger 2 to the G in bar 4 played by the thumb requires the player to stretch further than usual.

There are also some crossovers in the fingering in the left hand. For example, in bars 4 – 8 there are a couple of moments where the thumb of the left hand needs to be tucked under.

The rhythms for this Amazing Grace piano arrangement are quite simple – the shortest note value is an eighth note (quaver) and there are no dotted notes. Similarly to the left hand, the right hand melody does demand a few awkward stretches – take care to look carefully at the fingering I have suggested.

The song should be played with feeling, but should not be played too quickly. The lyrics are very thoughtful and a tempo that is too fast will not allow them to be fully appreciated. If you are playing the piece to accompany/lead people in singing then I suggest that you play the second half of the piece (from “I once was lost…) as an introduction.

Lyrics

1. Amazing grace how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me;
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

2. Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

3. The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

4. When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun.