Amazing Grace

Strophic: all verses sung to the same melody. Melody centered around the fifth, So.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: words: John Newton - 1799, last verse: John P. Rees, tune: "New Britain" (early American Colony melody)
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/a ti ti | ta/a ta | ta/ ti ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: So La Do Re Mi So - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: So/Do (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Do\La (m3), Re/So (P4), So\Mi/So (m3), So\Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio (I, G), La/Do (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes, strophic (all verses sung to the same melody), vocal slurs
  • Key Words: sacred, "New Britain," USA history, slave trade history, wretch, blind, taught, fear, grace, precious, appear, dangers, toils, snares, already, brought, safe, secures, shield, portion, endures, flesh, heart, fail, mortal, cease, possess, within, veil, joy, peace, earth, dissolve, snow, sun, forbear, shine, God, below, forever, mine, ten thousand, bright, shinning, days, god's praise, begun; abbreviations: sav'd (saved), reliev'd (relieved), thro' (through), promis'd (promised), believ'd (believed), call'd (called); contractions: 'twas (it was), we've (we have), 'tis (it is)

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