Amazing Grace – Chords, Lyrics, & 2 #Ukulele Tablature Arrangements

Note about the video: I recorded this as an audio MP3 in the days before video was common so the “video” is actually an audio recording. I would consider doing a video with chords and lyrics like the others I do if there’s enough interest, so let me know if you’d like to see it.

I created two tablatures for Amazing Grace:

Easy Chord Melody Solo — This is a pretty simple arrangement and is a good one for beginners since the tune is familiar to everyone and it sounds good when it’s played slowly. The “R” with the curved line on each chord stands for “Roll.” When you see that just do a nice slow downward strum with your thumb.

Fingerpicking Solo — This arrangement is similar to the EZ Chord Solo. The chords are the same. The big difference is that you are playing fill-in notes so the 3/4 rhythm of the song is heard. This makes it harder to play but a lot of the fill-in notes are on open strings so once you get used to it it’s fairly easy.

The recording features the fingerpicking solo along with pattern picking for the accompaniment (while I’m singing the verses).

Easy Chord Melody Solo:




Fingerpicking Solo:



Tuning the Ukulele

If your uke is out of tune nothing will sound right, so if you need help getting in tune be sure to watch this video.

Everybody should have an electronic tuner and you can get a good one for under 20 bucks. You can get one at a local music store or go to Amazon and search for “ukulele tuner” and you’ll see a bunch of great options. 

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Cripple Creek – Clawhammer Ukulele with Tablature

The traditional song “Cripple Creek” arranged for clawhammer uke. I played several verses of the song with chords and lyrics with a break between most verses. After the song I included tablature for both a simplified arrangement with no slurred notes as well as the break as I played it on the recording. If you’re new to clawhammer or don’t know how to read tablature please be sure to watch my instructional videos on the subject.