Sunday, March 18, 2007

Amazing Grace

Amazing GraceTook the longest time to learn this song 'cause the past week as well as the weeks to come, are going to be really busy with research papers and presentations to prepare. Despite that, I managed to spend some time on learning this great jazz piece.

It's a classic Christian hymn with a little touch of jazz. The guitar rendition was put together by Tommy Emmanuel. Be warned that there are a few mistakes in the video, and the ending is... not what I expected it to be. Tommy's harp-like harmonics are hard to pull off, more so on a classical guitar. Do bear with it. Tabs are below. Hope you enjoy the song!





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AMAZING GRACE – Tommy Emmanuel
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard
Verse 1:
         E                   G#7    A7   A7/Bb   E   B7
e|-----0-0-0---------------0\---------0------------0---0------------------|
B|-0-----0-0---7h9-7---7h9-9\---5h7-5-5\---2/3\2-0-0-0--------------------|
G|-1/4---4-4---9-----9-9---9\---5---6-6\---0-----1-1-2--------------------|
D|-2/6-----6---9-------9---9\-------5-5\---2-----0-0-1--------------------|
A|----------------------------------0----0-1-----2---2--------------------|
E|-------0---0----------------4-------------------------------------------| 
   E    Bm/D    C#m                F#m                           B
e|-0-0---2h4-2p0-2h4-2h4p2p0-2/7-7--------7-------------------------------|
B|-0-0---3-------0---------------------10---10-------------7-------9-8-7~-|
G|-1-1---4-------4-------------------9---------9---------9---9-----8-7-6~-|
D|---0---0---------------------------------------------8-------8---9-8-7~-|
A|---------------4-----------------9-------------9------------------------|
E|-0---0-------------------------------------------9-8-----------7--------| 
             E               E7      G#7    A7 A7/Bb           
e|-------7-7---7\---3p2p0-2p0-3/4-3/4-------------0h2-2h3p2p0-2---0-------|
B|-5-7/9---9---9\-----------------------5h7-5---2---------------2---------|
G|------------------3---------3/4-3/4---5---6---0-------------------------|
D|-6-6/9---9--------------------------------5---2-------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------0-0-1-------------------------|
E|-----------0----0-------------------4-----------------------------------| 
   E              Cdim            C#m                 Bm/F#    B7
e|-----------0-------------0---------0h2-2h4-4/5\4p2p0-2h4-----2-2/3\2p0--|
B|---------0---0---------4---4-----5-0---3-------------3-------0----------|
G|-------1-------1-----2-------2---4-----4-------------4-------2----------|
D|-----0-------------4-----------4-2--------------------------------------|
A|---2-------------3---------------4-----------------------0-1-2----------|
E|-0---------------------------------------------------2------------------| 
   A7             E/G#            B7/F#              E
e|-0-------0---------------0---------------0-------------------0----------|
B|-2-----2---2-----------0---0-----------0---0---------------0------------|
G|-0---0-------0-------4-------4-------2-------2-0h1-1-----1--------------|
D|---2-----------2---2-----------2---1---------------2---2----------------|
A|-0-------------------------------------------------2-2------------------|
E|-----------------4---------------2-----------------0--------------------| 
Verse 2:
   E                   G#7    A7   A7/Bb     E
e|-----0-0---------------0----------0--------------0----------------------|
B|-0-----0---7h9-7---7h9-9\---5h7-5-5\---2-2/3\2-0-0----------------------|
G|---1---1---9-----9-9---9\---5---6-6\---0-------1-1----------------------|
D|-2-----2---9-------9---9\-------5-5\---2-------0-0----------------------|
A|--------------------------------0----0-1-------2------------------------|
E|-----0---0----------------4---------------------------------------------| 
   B7  E    Bm/D     C#m       F#m    C7     B7
e|---0-0-0---2h4-2p0-2h4-7h9~-7--------------------------7----------------|
B|-0---0-0---3-------0------------10-------7-----7-5-7/9------------------|
G|-2---1-1---4-------4------------9--------9-7h8-8------------------------|
D|-1-----0---0---------------------------8---7-----6-6/9------------------|
A|-2-----------------4----------9-----------------------------------------|
E|-----0---0-------------------------9-8-----7----------------------------| 
     E                E7     G#7    A7      A7/Bb   E    C#m/G#  C#m      
e|-7---7\---3p2p0-2p0-3/4-3/4---------0-0-0h2-------0---------------------|
B|-9---9\-----------------------5h7-5-----------2-2-0---0-----5-----5-----|
G|----------3---------3/4-3/4---5---6-----------0-0-1---1-----4-----4-----|
D|-9--------------------------------5-----------2-2---0-------6-----6-----|
A|----------------------------------0---------1-----------------2/4-------|
E|---0----0-------------------4---------------------0-----2/4-------------| 
  C#m C7     E/B G/C# B7  A7  G#m Gm F#m    E
e|-4-----4-----4---3---2---0-----0-----0-----------------0----------------|
B|-5---5---7p5-4---3---0---2---------------------------0------------------|
G|-4-----------4---3---2---0-2/4---3-2---2-0h1-------1--------------------|
D|-6-----------------1---2-----------------0h2-----2----------------------|
A|---3---------2-4-------------------------0h2---2------------------------|
E|---------------------------2/4---3-2-----0---0--------------------------| 
Verse 3:
   B7    E                   E7               A7                E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------4---4-6-----------------------------------|
D|---2----------4/5\4-2-4p2-4/6---------4h5p4-2---------2-----------------|
A|-2---4/7~-------------------------------------0-0-2h4---4/5\4-2---------|
E|----------0-0-------------------4-------------------------------0-------| 
     B7      E                 E7                 B7
e|---------------------------------------------5--------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------5-5/7---7\4-3-3^4---0-2-3-4------|
G|---------------------------------4-4/6-------------------4-0-2-3-4------|
D|-------2---------4/5\4-2-4p2-4/6-----------------------------2-3-4------|
A|---2h4---4/7-------------------------------------------------4-5-6------|
E|-0-----------0-0--------------------------------------------------------| 
                      E              E7                A7
e|-10^11-12--------------------8h10-8-7-7---------------------------------|
B|-10^11----10^11v10---8/9-8/9-8------7---9\7---5h7-7/9-5h7-5-------------|
G|-10^11-------------9---------8------7---------5-------6---6-------------|
D|-9-^10--------------------------------------6---------6-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
                            E              C#m
e|-15p12-15-12----------------------9-------------------------------------|
B|-------------12-14----------12h14---12-9--------------9-----------------|
G|----------------12-12h13-----------------11-9----9h11---9---------------|
D|-------------------------14-------------------11----------10------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
  A7/Bb        A7 G#m Gm F#m     E   B7
e|-9---7---4---0-----0-----0-------0-0------------------------------------|
B|-9---9---4---2-------------------0-0------------------------------------|
G|-9---8---6---0-2/4---3-2---2-0h1-1-2------------------------------------|
D|-8-7---7---2-----------------0h2-2-1------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------0h2-2-2------------------------------------|
E|---------------2/4---3-2-----0---0--------------------------------------| 
Verse 4:
   E7      G#m A  E B7 E7  C#m        B7
e|-0-0-------0-0---0-0-0-0-3-4-11-10-9-8-------7---------7----------------|
B|-3-0-------0-0---5-0-3-3-5-5-10-9--8-9-------7-5-5-7/9------------------|
G|-1-1-----3-4-6-6-4-2-1-0-3-4-10-9--8-9-----8-8--------------------------|
D|-0-0-----0-0-5-5-6-1-0-1-6-6-10-9--8-8---7---7---6-6/9------------------|
A|-2-2-----0-0-4-5-7-2-2-2-3-4-11-10-9-8----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-2-3-4-5-6-0---0-0-------------8-7--------------------------------| 
    E                  E7      G#7   A7       A7/Bb  E     C#m/G#  C#m      
e|--7---7\---3p2p0-2p0-3/4-3/4---------0-0-0h2-------0--------------------|
B|--9---9\-----------------------5h7-5-----------2-2-0---0-----5-----5----|
G|-----------3---------3/4-3/4---5---6-----------0-0-1---1-----4-----4----|
D|--9--------------------------------5-----------2-2---0-------6-----6----|
A|-----------------------------------0---------1-----------------2/4------|
E|----0----0-------------------4---------------------0-----2/4------------| 
  C#m C7     E/B G/C# B7  A7  G#m  Gm F#m  E
e|-4-----4-----4---3---2---0-----0-----0-----------------0----------------|
B|-5---5---7p5-4---3---0---2---------------------------0------------------|
G|-4-----------4---3---2---0-2/4---3-2---2-0h1-------1--------------------|
D|-6-----------------1---2-----------------0h2-----2----------------------|
A|---3---------2-4-------------------------0h2---2------------------------|
E|---------------------------2/4---3-2-----0---0--------------------------| 
         C#m                          F#                     B7
e|-----------------------4-4h5p4-----4-------4-------4-------2-2h3p2-0----|
B|-0h2-2/5-------5---5-7---------7-5-------4---4---3---3-----2------------|
G|-------------4---6---------------------3-------3-----------2------------|
D|-----------6------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------4-----------------------------------------------0-2------------|
E|-------------------------------------2-----------------2----------------| 
   A7             E/G#           B7/F#            E/F
e|-0-------0---------------0---------------0---------------0--------------|
B|-2-----2---2-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------0----------------|
G|-0---0-------0-------4-------4-------2-------2-------0------------------|
D|---2-----------2---2-----------2---1-----------1---0--------------------|
A|-0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------4---------------2---------------1----------------------| 
   E
e|---------------------0---------+12---------+7-0-------------------------|
B|-------------4-----4-------+16---------+11----4-------------------------|
G|-----------1-----------+13--------------------1-------------------------|
D|-----4---------+16-----------------+11--------4-------------------------|
A|---2---+14------------------------------------2-------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------0-------------------------| 
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| ^  Bend up
| v  Bend down

16 comments:

kenny said...

This is good stuff! But maybe you could inject more emotion into the song, TE does a really good job at that. This is one song i'm definitely gonna try!

Graham Choo said...

Yeah, he's really the ultimate acoustic guitarist in my opinion. I guess the emotion and "feeling" can only come with years of experience. I probably need more. Good luck! :P

victor said...

very nice played. just need abit more practice to brush up those small mistakes. well done!
could not view your tabs for the song on you blog. possible to send me via email?
victt_teo@hotmail.com

Rick said...

Thanks man, that is a big help

Matt said...

i don't know of many people that can put emotion in music like Emmanuel. I think you did a great job explaining. it was a huge help for me too.

rayg said...

I have been wanting to play TE"s
version of this song for years!
Thank You so very much for helping me to play this song.
You are a great guitarist!

Anonymous said...

Sick man, thanks for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Is this tab accurate?

Graham Choo said...

Well I wrote it after I finished learning the song, so it should be fairly accurate, except for a few typos here and there if i made any. Feel free to clarify if there are any mistakes you've spotted :)

Bruce said...

Very nicely done. You play very well and it is very nice of you to share this tab with everyone.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Wow! this is awesome...ur a verryy good guitarist! God bless :)
-pris-

Justiny said...

Hmm.. could you take longer time to explain.. you don't have to.. put it's kind of hard to keep up could you elaborate a little more on the way to play those weird thigns that i don't even know what to call? lol you dun have to...

Graham Choo said...

Hey Justiny, yeah I realised that instructional videos for instrumentals are too hard, that's why I've stopped doing instructionals for them.
Hope the tabs will be good enough, because having to explain the weird chords and which specific strings to pluck takes too much effort. Hope you understand :)

Justiny said...

Yep, I think everyone already appreciates all the effort, I can't read those tabs...i'll just keep watching and pausing xD
thanks anyways!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC and I thank you so VERY MUCH for posting it on the Internet so the whole world can learn from you. I have been trying to learn this song like Tommy plays it, but you have posted the first thing I can actually follow. I am greatful to you for doing it.

Anonymous said...

you should tab house of the rising sun