All Simply Music students are intimately familiar with the Amazing Grace lead sheet, since we use it to teach almost every accompaniment technique in the book! Some of you students already know the version with the major, minor, and split chords. Here's a version just a step simpler than the split chord version that Lynn Frank in North Carolina shared with me. When playing multiple verses of the song, when you come to the verse that says "When we've been there 10,000 years..." substitute the 1st 6 bars of the song with minor chords, then do the regular major chords.
ie..cmin, cmin, fmin, cmin, cmin, cmin, G, G7, then change back to major on the word "sun" and remain in major the rest of the song. The contrast between the sad/dark minor sound and the happier major sound is striking and fun to use.
Change of subject: would you like to try your hand at playing a virtual keyboard? Go to this page and try it out - you can change voices, play rhythms, even spell out chords to play. You CAN use your mouse - but it's kind of slow. An alternate is to use the keyboard itself, where you can press keys faster and even together to make chords without using the chord mode. (read the instructions) Just a diversion in cyberspace, as if you need one!