Week 4 – Power Chords

Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 1.16.22 PMPower Chords

Go big with these huge chords. They only contain two notes a root and a fifth! Because of physics and the “Overtone Series” the root and fifth sound great with a ton of distortion.

A cool thing to do is to double up and play those two notes in more locations than just two. Example of a big G5: G, D, G, D, G on the Low E, D, G, B, High E strings respectively. Check it out.

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  1. Edguitar13 says:

    Hi Paul,
    Short and Sweet!


  2. Steve says:

    The 5th in the bass is super cool! (with gain) for clean chords, I like the 3rd in the bass!

  3. phanson says:

    Hi Steve,

    Hope all is well… I like the third in the bass too, first inversion rules!! Especially D/F#, open position. Or take a root 5th, power chord. Example A5, A on the 5th fret, low E string and with E on the 7th fret, on the A string.

    Now just lower the low note A, down to G#. Now think of the note E on the A string as the new root!! The low note G# as a third. Have fun!!


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