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traditional                Amazing Grace           Arr. by 
3/4 time                                           R.G.Moons (c)1980
Dropped D tuning
                                   (4)                    (4)
                          D        (3)                    (3)   
E--------------------||----------------O-----|---~----------s-------|
B------------h--p----||.--3---------7--------|---7---------7^5------|
G-----------2^-4^-2--||---2---------7-----7--|---7------------------|
D-----------4--------||.--4------------------|-------------7^5------|
A-----------O--------||-------------O--------|----------------------|
D--------------------||---O------------------|---O------------------|
            |__|__|       P         |__|__|      P           |   
               3                       3 

   G                      D                     
----------------------|----------------------|----------------O-----|
---3----------h-------|----h---------h--p----|---3---------7--------|
---4---------4--------|---2---------2^-4^-2--|---2---------7-----7--|
---5---------4^5------|---2^4-------4--------|---4------------------|
-------------5--------|-------------O--------|-------------O--------|
---5------------------|---O------------------|---O------------------|
   P         |            P         |__|__|      P         |__|__|  
                                       3                      3
       (1) (4) (1)(4)
       (2) (3) (2)(3)     A7                               s ~
---~--------s---5--7--|---5------------------|-------------2^5------|
---7.---3--5^7--------|---5-----------5------|----------------------|
---7.-----------6--7--|---6------------------|---6------------------|
--------4--5^7--------|---5-----------5------|----------------------|
----------------------|---O------------------|---O------------------|
---O------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
   |    ^    |__|__|      P           |          P           |
                3

  D h                                            G
---5-------7---5--s---|----------------------|----------------------|
---5^7-----------7^5--|---3------------------|----s----------3------|
---7-------7---6------|---2-----------2------|---3^4------------4---|
-----------------7^5--|---4-----------4------|---4^5---------5------|
----------------------|---------------O------|------------------5---|
---O------------------|---O------------------|---4^5----------------|
   P       |___|___|      P           |            |         |__|
               3

   D                                 bar II      A7         bar V
----------------------|---------------2------|---2------------h-----|
----h---------h--p----|---3--------------3---|---2-----------5------|
---2---------2^-4^-2--|---2-----------2------|---O-----------5^6----|
---2^4-------4--------|---4--------------4---|---2-----------5------|
-------------O--------|----------------------|---O------------------|
---O------------------|---O------------------|----------------------|
   P         |__|__|      P           |__|       P           |
                3
1.___________________ 2.____________________________________________
   D                                 bar II     D
---------------------||----------------------|------1O-------------||
---3---------h--p---.||------3-----3-----3---|-s-------------------||
---2--------2^-4^-2--||----------------------|-/11-----------------||
---4--------4-------.||---5-----4-----2------|---------------------||
------------O--------||----------------------|---------------------||
---O-----------------||---5-----4-----2------|---O-----------------||
   P        |__|__|       |__|  |__|  |__|       |___|   |   |
               3
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 PERFORMANCE NOTES:

 Arpeggiate the chords and partial chords as you see fit.
 See left hand fingering in bars 2, 3 and 7.
 Besides the usual hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides there are also
 double note and even a triple note slides (see bar 12). These are 
 all played as grace notes. 
 But the most unique technique employed in this tune are the
 "pedal steel" guitar licks. The ones in this tune are the simpler
 hammer-on variety. The idea is to hammer-on one or two notes up to the 
 note(s) that completes the chord. These hammer-ons are usually below 
 the melody. See the samples below: 
 
      G            D          D h           A7          
-------------------------------5-------------h-----------  Use a small
-------h------------h----------5^7----------5------------  bar with the
------4------------2-----------7------------5^5----------  index finger
------4^5----------2^4----------------------5------------  for all of
------5--------------------------------------------------  these forms
-------------------O-----------O-------------------------
      |            |           |            |  
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 READING TABLATURE:

 The 6 lines represent the 6 strings of the guitar. The numbers are the
 left hand fret positions. "O" is an open string.


 NOTE VALUES: 

 o - whole    P = half    | - quarter    ^ - eighth     =  - sixteenth    

 . - dotted note     |_| - two eighths joined     |=| - two sixteenths    

 } - quarter rest    |_|_| - triplet      grace notes have no markings
                       3

 LEFT HAND TECHNIQUES:  
 
 h = hammer-on    p = pull-off    s = slide    ~ = vibrato    b = bend
 
 / = slide up     \ = slide down     > = accented notes
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 LEFT HAND (above staff):
 (4) = pinky   (3) = ring   (2) = middle   (1) = index   (T) = thumb

 RIGHT HAND (below staff):
 r = ring finger   m = middle   i = index   t = thumb
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