Amazing Grace Piano Lesson

amazing grace pianoWould you like an Amazing grace piano tutorial? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, I am going to teach you how to play an easy and fun version of one of the best songs of all time.

You’ll learn how to play the right part (melody) and the Amazing Grace piano chords too (left hand part). For ease of learning I break everything down step by step for you.

I want to make sure you really learn so this piano tutorial also includes a video piano lesson, a chord chart, and Amazing Grace sheet music too!

This specific arrangement is primarily for beginner piano students or people who have only take a few years of piano lessons. Let’s get started learning now!

Amazing Grace Piano Tutorial Video

Why not take a few minutes and watch this video. You can listen to the whole arrangement and I break down step by step how to play the hymn.

Now, that you’ve watched the video lets check out the Amazing Grace Sheet Music. I’ve also have extra tips to help you learn more on the bottom. Be sure to scroll down.

Amazing Grace Sheet Music And Chord Chart

Here’s the Amazing Grace piano sheet music. I included the chord symbols and the notation of the exact piano chords I play in my left hand. You can play the chords exactly as notated or play your own version of the chords based off the chord symbol. Ultimately it’s about whatever is easier for you to learn from!amazing grace piano sheet music

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Now, lets learn some more strategies to help you play the hymn.

10 Tips To Help You Learn This Amazing Grace Piano Arrangement

Hands Separately

1. I would recommend that you start by learning each hand separately. First, learn how to play the melody in your right hand. Make sure you can play the melody evenly and smoothly before you move on to learning the left hand piano chords. (Watch and listen to how I break down each hand in the video above if you need more help doing this).

2. Once you’re comfortable with the right hand practice the left hand piano chords individually and in time. You may want to invest in a good metronome to help you keep rhythm or find a free metronome online.

Individual Amazing Grace Piano Chords

3. If you need more help learning some of the individual piano chords in this song you can check out this lesson on the C piano chord and the D piano chord.

4. If you’re more of an advanced piano player I also recommend you check out this lesson on how to spice up your major piano chords. The chord tricks in that lesson will sound great in this arrangement.

Sus Chords 

5. In this piano lesson we talk about how to play a sus chord on piano. To build a sus chord you start with a major triad and move the middle note (the 3rd of the chord) up a half step.

6. If you want to learn more about half steps you can check out this lesson on building the major scale.

7. Once you learn each part individually try putting both hands together. You could practice it very slowly at first and then when you’re comfortable try playing along with me in the video.

What if You Play With a Singer?

8 If you’re playing with a singer and you’re not required to play the melody anymore you can just play the chords in both hands. Some singers like the melody played behind them but many do not!

9. In future lessons we’ll talk about some more open chord voicings you can play to create a fuller sound. In the meantime you can just double the chords you have in the left hand in your right hand an octave higher.

10. In future lessons I’ll also do teach you how to play some more advanced arrangement of Amazing grace on piano as well as some other hymns too. Keep checking back on the site.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this easy Amazing Grace piano lesson. If you have questions or just want to say hi and thanks please leave a comment below.

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Oh, and I just created a brand new Hallelujah piano tutorial for beginners. If you like Amazing Grace I think you’ll really love that tutorial. Have fun!

About The Author

Steve Nixon is the owner of PianoLessonsOnline.com. He is a world touring piano player based out of Chicago, Illinois. Steve is thrilled to be your guide to learning piano online!

49 Comments

  • Mark Adams

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    Hi Steve, great site thus far! I’ve been learning to play the fiddle for about 8 months, and I recently aquired aYamaha keyboard. I have no experience but wanted to let you know your Amazing Grace video is perfect, just what I was looking for. May God bless your success.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thank you Mark and welcome to the community here!

  • Linda

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    I LOVE the way you teach! I just took up piano again after 30 some years and I just want to play some simple, pretty music without the stress. This is perfect for me! Thank you.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Awesome to hear Linda! Thank you.

  • Yuan Li

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    I am a beginning leaner, could you include me in this list. This class is very helpful for me!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Andrea Clericuzio

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    Hi, just want to say thank you, thank you , thank you, thank you. I am not a piano player, but I always want to learn how to play Amazing Grace. God Bless You for your time.

    • Steve Nixon

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      My pleasure Andrea. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the lessons.

  • samantha

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    Hi thanks for breaking it down. But I do have like four questions for you but I can try to fit them into two questions instead. How would I play the G cord for amazing grace, and the e minor chord? The second question is how to play the sus chords cause I never played them before?

  • Carol Dunkin

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    THANK you….I am just learning the piano and this site is VERY HELPFUL……Thank you again!!!!

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thanks and glad to hear Carol.

  • Denise Châteauneuf

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    AMAZING GRACE :
    Would like to know which finger plays which note,since the video is to fast to pick it up.
    Thank You

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thanks Denise. I’ll do more fingering lesson in the future.

  • Ruth Shaw

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    Thanks so much I love Steve’s manner and after trying this over and over again about a thousand times, according to my husband ( also Steve) I have a lot of fun playing this. It is good to add to my very very short list of things I know how to play. But I loved this guy!

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thanks Ruth. Glad to hear you’re having fun 🙂

  • evelyn

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    I enjoyed this piano lesson on amazing grace looking forward to learn more.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Nice to hear. Thanks Evelyn.

  • Fátima Cabral de Souza

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    I am Brazilian, I have 57 años, live in Buenos Aires and I love their clases.
    I am preparing to make an audition to get into a gospel choir.
    Your clases are very good, I do not read sheet music but I like to learn. I’m trying to touch my yamaha keyboard “Amazing Grace” is not very difficult but I have difficulties to play with his left hand. I think I’ll necesitar of many exercises to play with both hands. Thank you for the lessons. Apologies for the mistakes, I do not speak English!

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thank you Fátima. Welcome to the community here.

  • eric

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    hello, thank you for this … as it turns out this will be myu first song to play on the piano! Woopeeee.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Very cool Eric!

  • Ty Hayward

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    Hi Steve, I am so glad that you are able to help me with my piano lessons! Most especially with the Amazing Grace tutorial. Thank you so much!

    • Steve Nixon

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      You ar welcome Ty. I’m very happy that it helped you learn!

  • Hi Steve, great start. I’ve been playing split keyboard and wanted to try piano. Your site really helps.
    What’s your recommendation after amazing grace.
    Tom

    • Steve Nixon

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      Hey Bob,
      Do you want to learn another gospel type tune or more of a pop tune?

  • Bruce

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    Took me 2days to learn the amazing Grace with my right hand, thanks a lot but left with the left hand

    • Steve Nixon

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      Glad you’re picking up the left hand pretty quick! 2 days is good. Have fun with the left hand 🙂

  • After lessons from age 6 yrs to 13 years, I stopped taking lessons, and sure wish I hadn’t. I’m starting all over again. Thank you for your technique and free lessons. I like your teaching style, and am eager to check out more of your user friendly website! Great job and Lord bless you!

    • Steve Nixon

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      You’re welcome Melissa and great to hear you found this useful!

  • Jonathan

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    Any difference between a Yamaha digital piano to a
    Yamaha portable grand 535?

    • Gene Bellamy

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      Jonathan, the digital one is high priced compared to the 535. I like the sound of the Yamaha Motif models, myself, and they’re not as expensive as the digital ones. GB

  • Catherine khanh

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    Hi Steve, I like the lesson very much. I decide to choose this web for my studying. So great with Christian song practices. I am just a beginner. I am so happy to find out this website. Thanks alot.

    • Steve Nixon

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      You’re welcome Catherine!

  • Elina Mapfumo

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    Thanks Steve I started piano lessons in January and your online lessons are so valuable. I just think you are very generous and talented and thanks very much for sharing your knowledge and skills. God bless you.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Thank you Elina!

  • Gene Bellamy

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    I just visited the site today, Steve. Very good tutorial on “Amazing Grace”. I have one question though. On the sheet music it’s marked with an F to be played #. But, for the life of me, I can’t find an F anywhere on there. Just curious. Thanks, and may God bless you. Gene Bellamy

    • Steve Nixon

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      Hi Gene. Thanks for the compliment and your comment. The key signature has an F# in there. That signifies that the key is G. One thing to note is that not all songs that are in the key of G will have an F# in there. It just gives you the ‘lay of the land’ so to speak. Hope this helps!

  • Rinaldo

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    I think that i’m going to learn piano now. You teach very well. It seems not difficult. Thank You.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Great Rinaldo! That’s the goal so great to hear.

  • Tamara

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    Just learning for the time ever! So glad I stumbled across your videos. 🙂

    • Steve Nixon

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      Great Tamara! Welcome to the community. We’re glad to have you.

  • Peter McGregor

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    I have been learning piano for 2 years now, and have picked
    up a lot from youtube. I am very happy to have found your site and
    can’t wait to get into it, i love a wide verity of music
    thank you so much.

    • Steve Nixon

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      You’re most welcome Peter. We’re very happy to have you here and look forward to seeing you grow as a pianist. Welcome to our community!

  • mercellyne

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    Could you, please, also show how to play the song “What a friend we have in Jesus”? Thanks.

    • Steve Nixon

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      Absolutely. It’s on the list!

  • Kristin

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    I was unable to find the sheet music. Thanks!

    • Steve Nixon

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      Hi Kristin,
      It should be in the article itself. Thanks!

  • Dona

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    Hi Steve,
    How do I access the Amazing Grace Sheet Music And Chord Chart. Clicking on the image takes you to a new window that shows a smaller version of the image but no sheet music. Probably the link is not working? Thanks.

  • Rick Troth

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    Hi Steve,
    The link to Amazing Grace sheet music is not working. Will this be connected any time soon. Thanks, Rick

  • I cannot open the sheet music and chord charts. Can someone tell me what I need to do. Thank you.

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