Utilizing the D and G chords found in Amazing Grace, we will now add E minor and C in order to play Silent Night. After mastering the chord fingerings for E minor and C, practice transitioning back and forth between the C and G chords (this will likely be the most difficult aspect of learning this song). Use the chord & lyric sheet to master the other chord transitions, and once you're comfortable play along with the audio file.
The first song we will learn is Amazing Grace. The basic form includes the three following chords - A7, D, G. We will work on these chords from easiest to most difficult. Once the chords are mastered individually, chord transitions should be practiced in the following sequence - D, G, A7. When you feel comfortable with the chords and transitions, play along with the following audio clip.
Click the following link for an online chord finder..... ChordFind.com
Click the following link for an online tuner..... Fender Online Guitar Tuner
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