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For All Seasons // This Is Amazing Grace – Electric Guitar Tutorial

For All Seasons // This Is Amazing Grace – Electric Guitar Tutorial

 

This song is AWESOME! It’s so rich in theology and filled with the truth of the gospel. Two of my favorite lines in this song are at the beginning of verse one and two. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection everything. If He didn’t break the power of sin and darkness there would be no hope for salvation. WE WERE ONCE DEAD BUT NOW WE’RE MADE ALIVE IN HIM! He is a God of peace and order. When everything in our lives seems to be broken and scattered, we should remember that God is our faithful provider, He is strong, He is true to his word and He loves us deeply. In Him is where we find peace. There is so much depth to be found in this song if you take the time to pick it apart and analyze it. I’m excited to see more songs like this being used in church.” -Mattie Alvarado

LEAD GUITAR

Always On:

-JHS Superbolt- drive = 8, tone = 11, volume = 3.5

Intro/Verse 1:

Here I’m palm muting a single note on the g-string, for texture, only changing noted on the second half of the verse. The rhythm is straight but I my accents match Randy’s rhythm accents. It’s a little more difficult than it looks, haha (to stay in time). I’m in the middle position.

-Strymon Big Sky- Hall- mix = 12, decay = 1.9sec
-Strymon Timeline- dTape, Dot8 (97 bpm), mix = 10, repeats = 10

Chorus 1:

Here, I’m playing the lead line in a low register. Pick up in the middle position. Sliding out a little before I hit the 7th prior to the turn. Then quickly change to bridge position.

-Strymon Timeline- dTape, Dot8 (97 bpm), mix = 10, repeats = 10
-Strymon Big Sky- Hall- mix = 12, decay = 1.9sec

Turn

I didn’t really change the original lead line at all from the Bethel version, added some grit to it. It’s one of those songs where the lead line is a big part of what makes the song, and it’d probably be a disservice to strip it away. Kinda like the “from the inside out” line.

-Strymon Big Sky- Hall- mix = 12, decay = 1.9sec
-Strymon Timeline- dTape, Dot8 (97 bpm), mix = 10, repeats = 10
-Fulltone Full-Drive (CompCut/Standard)- Volume = 9, Tone = 10, Overdrive = 8, Boost = 10

Verse 2:

Large rung out chord inversions. I strike the chord, then add three notes to fill up the space a little. Bridge pick-up, pretty dirty tone.

-Strymon Big Sky- Hall- mix = 12, decay = 1.9sec
-Strymon Timeline- dTape, Dot8 (97 bpm), mix = 10, repeats = 10

Chorus 2/3:

Just playing and E bar chord here, and slightly changing the high note. Totally dry here, relying on the overdrive tone. Change the high note to go along with the chord changes and make sure you stick to the unique rhythm of the chorus.

-‘always on’ settings

Bridge:

I’m out for the first part, then I come in with Johnny’s tom hits. I have a super roomy verb that makes those hits really resound. Super fun. Playing in the middle position. At the last part, I switch to the hall verb to pick the high triad, then cut the delay and verb and switch to the bridge pick-up for that last build part.

-Strymon Timeline- dTape, Dot8 (97 bpm), mix = 10, repeats = 10
-Strymon Big-Sky- Cloud- mix = 10.5, decay = 3.7sec, then
-Strymon Big Sky- Hall- mix = 12, decay = 1.9sec

RHYTHM GUITAR

Verse 1, Turn, Chorus’, Bridge:

I have this on through the first chorus. It’s super important to try to make the intro part sound loose and groovy while staying on time. It’s actually really hard for me, probably because I suck 🙂

-JHS Superbolt- drive = 11, tone = 12, volume = 11
-Strymon Big Sky- Room, tone = 11, mix = 11, decay = 1sec

Verse 2:

This verse is about space for me. I let the verb and grit of the klon clone ring the chords. Also, I add string chucks with Johnny’s snare rolls which add a lot if you’re on time.

-Nash Pedals Outlaw- drive = max, tone = max, volume = 10
-Strymon Big Sky- Room, tone = 11, mix = 11, decay = 1sec

Everything else is pretty straight forward and simple. This is a really fun song to play and I hope that you have a blast playing it!

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One Response to “For All Seasons // This Is Amazing Grace – Electric Guitar Tutorial”

  1. Is it possible to get the chord patterns for the notes they play higher up the neck as well?

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