Amazing Grace Mandolin Tab & Jam Track
Product DescriptionLast Updated On: March 3, 2016
Here’s what you’ll get in your download:
Premium Tablature for your instrument
Chord Chart for your song
1 MP3 with all the instruments Guitar, Mandolin, Bass and Banjo
1 MP3 with all the instruments EXCEPT yours.
After adding this product to your cart and completing your checkout you will immediately be provided download links for each of your songs. You’ll also be able to keep these within your account on our website for easy reference and to re-download in case you ever lose your files.
Learn to play along and practice with an entire Bluegrass Band with this Premium TAB from Layne Publications. Each TAB was written by Jordan Layne Bourland and is designed to help the beginner and intermediate student get up to pace and playing with a full band as quickly as possible. Each song also comes with two MP3s as well as the TAB and an accompanying chord chart. These MP3s are recorded slightly slower than you might hear the song at a Bluegrass Festival. The reason for this is to help you learn, not leave you in the dust! The first MP3 will have the entire Bluegrass Band Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Bass playing through the song exactly as you see it on your TAB. The second MP3 will be the exact same recording but without your particular instrument. This gives you a chance to jump in there without the help of the recording and practice along exactly as you would with a live band. Download this Premium Bluegrass Tab and start Jamming today!
According to Wikipedia “Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), published in 1779. Containing a 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.
Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction, but his life’s path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed into the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion. However, he continued his slave trading career until 1754 or 1755, when he ended his seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology.
Ordained in the Church of England in 1764, Newton became curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he began to write hymns with poet William Cowper. “Amazing Grace” was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year’s Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses; it may have simply been chanted by the congregation. It debuted in print in 1779 in Newton and Cowper’s Olney Hymns, but settled into relative obscurity in England. In the United States however, “Amazing Grace” was used extensively during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. It has been associated with more than 20 melodies, but in 1835 it was joined to a tune named “New Britain” to which it is most frequently sung today.
Author Gilbert Chase writes that “Amazing Grace” 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.