The paramount Christian hymn, “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton and published in 1779. The story of the song’s origins is quite interesting.
Most folks, even if they do not share the Christian faith, are familiar with this iconic melody. The song is written in three-four time, though most people try to force it into four-four. In order to make the song fit four-four time, a syllable in each line must be held one beat longer than written in the original notation.
“Amazing Grace” works well as an introductory song for playing in three-four time.
Fake sheet (Google Drive)