Watch the Amazing Grace online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint
Sometimes players develop a really tough vibrato that sounds impressive but wears you down after a while because it’s so strident. That’s why I wanted to include Amazing Grace in the vibrato section - it’s such a humble song, it keeps things from getting too Wagnerian. I observed in the process of notating this that the swell peaks and the vibrato starts around the second beat of each sustained note, but don’t take the visual timing of these swells too seriously; feel and hear the music first and play it your way. This version features a beautiful guitar arrangement by Paul Rishell.