Amazing Grace Piano Lesson

Would 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 download for 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!

Download the Sheet Music Here:


amazing grace piano sheet music

(Click to expand and open in a new window. Feel free to share online. The only thing I ask is you credit with a link back to the site if you do. Thanks.)

Now, let’s 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!


  1. Mark Adams on August 2, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    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 on March 15, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Thank you Mark and welcome to the community here!

  2. Linda on May 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    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 on March 15, 2015 at 1:17 am

      Awesome to hear Linda! Thank you.

  3. Yuan Li on August 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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

  4. Andrea Clericuzio on October 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    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 on March 15, 2015 at 1:13 am

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

  5. samantha on October 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    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?

  6. Carol Dunkin on November 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm

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

    • Steve Nixon on March 15, 2015 at 1:12 am

      Thanks and glad to hear Carol.

  7. Denise Châteauneuf on November 17, 2014 at 2:25 am

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

    • Steve Nixon on March 15, 2015 at 1:12 am

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

  8. Ruth Shaw on December 4, 2014 at 2:50 am

    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 on March 15, 2015 at 1:11 am

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

  9. evelyn on January 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

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

    • Steve Nixon on March 15, 2015 at 1:15 am

      Nice to hear. Thanks Evelyn.

  10. Fátima Cabral de Souza on February 2, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    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 on March 15, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Thank you Fátima. Welcome to the community here.

  11. eric on February 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm

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

    • Steve Nixon on March 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

      Very cool Eric!

  12. Ty Hayward on March 27, 2015 at 12:49 am

    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 on January 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

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

  13. Tom on April 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    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.

    • Steve Nixon on January 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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

  14. Bruce on September 10, 2015 at 11:07 pm

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

    • Steve Nixon on January 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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

  15. Melissa Wright on January 1, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    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 on January 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

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

  16. Jonathan on April 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

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

    • Gene Bellamy on June 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      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

  17. Catherine khanh on April 21, 2016 at 8:07 am

    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 on May 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

      You’re welcome Catherine!

  18. Elina Mapfumo on May 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    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 on May 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

      Thank you Elina!

  19. Gene Bellamy on June 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    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 on June 12, 2016 at 4:36 am

      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!

  20. Rinaldo on June 12, 2016 at 5:41 am

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

    • Steve Nixon on June 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm

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

  21. Tamara on July 4, 2016 at 3:46 am

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

    • Steve Nixon on July 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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

  22. Peter McGregor on July 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    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 on July 31, 2016 at 3:53 am

      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!

  23. mercellyne on March 8, 2017 at 10:54 pm

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

    • Steve Nixon on March 9, 2017 at 6:05 am

      Absolutely. It’s on the list!

  24. Kristin on May 13, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I was unable to find the sheet music. Thanks!

    • Steve Nixon on May 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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

  25. Dona on June 5, 2017 at 1:46 am

    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.

  26. Rick Troth on June 20, 2017 at 1:04 am

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

  27. Sharon on August 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

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

  28. Lisa Cross on July 6, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Hey Steve!
    Thank you for your lessons. I can not open the sheet music to Amazing Grace. Will you please email it to me? Thank you!

  29. Oswaldo Gonzalez on July 30, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Does anyone have this song’s sheet music please?

  30. Teresa on August 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Can I buy your sheet music version of this ?

  31. Kayla on September 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Hello! Thank you so much for doing this, I’ve recently just started playing and I’m just wondering if you could tell me what key this played in?

  32. Gerald on October 17, 2018 at 4:25 am

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

  33. adam on October 19, 2018 at 5:45 am

    I think the link to the sheet music is missing for amazing grace, could you send it to me?

  34. Jo on October 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I can’t find the Amazing Grace music sheet. It just showed the picture. Would you please send it to me. Thanh you kindly! Jo.

  35. Enedina Leon on November 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Hello Steve,

    Great tutorial. I just started taking piano lessons and found your youtube page to be an excellent source for that extra practice that I need.

    I wanted to play this piece for my piano recital but the music sheet link does not work. It simply takes us to the link of a picture.

    I’d so greatly appreciate your help. Keep the videos coming!


    • Cresvie on April 22, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Where can I get the music sheet? Its not working for me? Thanks

  36. Eddie Green on January 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    i watched you arrangement of amazing grace and then when to were
    you could get the sheet music and chords but could not find how to get it. I would like to have the sheet music and the chord chart
    that shows hand position for ea. chord in the left hand. help please thank you.

  37. Brooke on March 28, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Hi steve,
    I am really enjoying your lessons so far. The only thing is in this lesson (the amazing grace lesson) the sheet music isn’t showing up, but instead there is a picture of some clouds during sunset.

  38. ed on August 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Love it, great job teaching, I had it down in two days. I’m a beginner, my question is, what key is this in?

  39. Larenda Montgomery on September 10, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I am 58 years old, I have always had a panio in my home, but have never had a lesson and never knew how to play. So glad I found your video it gives me hope that maybe I am not to old and that I can do this. Thank you so much. Please add me to your email list.

  40. Alex on December 17, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Where is the music sheet?

    As Jo mentioned previously

    “I wanted to play this piece for my piano recital but the music sheet link does not work. It simply takes us to the link of a picture.

  41. peter on December 23, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Am just a learner would be glad if you start with me from scratch

  42. Ken McP on April 19, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I can not locate your sheet music for Amazing Grace. Please direct me to it, so that, I can follow you via your YouTube tutorial.

  43. Antonio on April 25, 2020 at 4:49 am

    You said the sheet music was on the site and yet I do not see it.

  44. Betsy Chang on July 17, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Hi there.
    I want to get my 10 yr old son started on the piano. I watched the lesson, and I really like the ease of your teaching. I like that it starts with a song and not the million boring, but necessary exercises I did as a kid. (Get them hooked first, then they’ll want to do the exercises to get better!) I’m excited to get him started, but the sheet music link isn’t working. It just opens up the image in a new window. There’s no download. Please advise.
    I would be happy to support in some small way, if you added a ‘buy me a cup of Joe’ (Ko-fi) or donations link! (Thousands of small donations could really add up!)
    Thanks for all you do!

  45. Christina on August 3, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Music link missing. Bummer.

  46. Nancy on September 8, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I’m also interested in the chord sheet and sheet music to Amazing Grace that I can’t find. Please help. I need to bring the left hand in. Thank you!

  47. GARY on September 24, 2020 at 7:07 am

    I would like the sheet music for Amazing Grace. Thank you

  48. Terri on November 8, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Hi I am wondering if you have the sheet music for amazing grace, as it does not show on the site. Please help!

  49. Dave H. on December 19, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for a great easy tutorial video! I guess the sheet sic is no longer available?

  50. Mike on August 7, 2021 at 12:06 pm


    Thanks for the lesson and website. II am a beginner and have a great teacher. But your lessons are a great enhancement!

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