Watch the Breakdown 11 - 14 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Roots, Rags & Blues
In the second take on Amazing Grace, we modulate to C major and reharmonize the melody with some jazz chord voicings and more fingerings of the major and minor Blues scales. This is a good lesson to go through in order to familiarize yourself with the chord shapes used in the more difficult arrangements. The style of this version is rubato, which means not in a strict rhythm but very free. Once you've learned the arrangement, you can embellish the melody and interpret the rhythm to suit your mood.