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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.

Video 1

‘Easy Learn to Play’

A Famous Melody with Five Note Scale

You will use ~ The Major Pentatonic Scale

You will learn ~ Amazing Grace

You will need ~ Music Keyboard

 The video has no sound! Notes are highlighted on black keys only!

Further Activities:

Major, minor, harmonic minor, ionian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, locrian, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, major blues, minor blues


Video 2

Play and Sing Amazing Grace

The notes of Amazing Grace melody are highlighted.

Lyrics for Verse 1: John Newton (1779).

Tune: 'New Britain' (anon), arranged.

Tonality: F Major Pentatonic.

For this video a MIDI file recording was linked to Hauptwerk, version 4.2 (free edition), with choice of 30 stop pipe organ samples from St. Anne’s, Moseley organ, Birmingham UK. The organ builders were Brindley & Foster (1907). The selected pipe sounds are ~ Great Organ: Lieblich Gedact 8’, Open Diapason Small 8’ ~ Swell Organ: Geigen Principal 8’.

Further Activities:

Video 3

Feature ~ Silent Movie with Highlighted Notes

Play Along ~ White Notes Only

Tonality ~ Pentatonic F Major

Further Activities:

Video 4

The notes of Amazing Grace melody are highlighted.

Lyrics: Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1790).

Tune: 'New Britain' (anonymous), arranged.

Tonality: F Major Pentatonic

Virtual Pipe Organ: St. Jean-de-Luz choeur by Piotr Grabowski

Software: Hauptwerk by Milan Audio, MIDI Works.

Grand Orgue: Flûte harmonique 8

Récit Expressif: Flûte 8

Pédale: Flûte 8

Stowe and douglass from Mary Paddock

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.

Davis, Skeeter, and Skeeter Davis. Amazing Grace. RCA Victor, monographic, 1971.

Further Activities:

Presley, Elvis. Amazing Grace. RCA Victor, monographic, 1994. Audio.