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post Jul 9 2011, 05:53 AM
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Power chords are simple: a root and a fifth, thats it. Its such a simple device, yet the entirety of metal relies on it. So there are definitely variations on how it is played on the guitar, instead of the typical x24xxxx (B power chord) and so on.

So how many can you come up with? I'll get the ball rolling with these few:

022x00

079900

07xx57

If you haven't noticed, they're all E power chords biggrin.gif


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post Jul 9 2011, 09:35 AM
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This is one of my favourites

E-------------
B---5--------
G---4--------
D---2--------
A---2--------
E----0-------

Another E5 variation. You can move this shape anywhere on the neck ( take off the open E for anything other than an E chord ) prviding it starts on the A string.


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post Jul 9 2011, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 9 2011, 10:35 AM) *
This is one of my favourites

E-------------
B---5--------
G---4--------
D---2--------
A---2--------
E----0-------

Another E5 variation. You can move this shape anywhere on the neck ( take off the open E for anything other than an E chord ) prviding it starts on the A string.


That's my favorite also smile.gif !


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post Jul 10 2011, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 9 2011, 04:35 AM) *
This is one of my favourites

E-------------
B---5--------
G---4--------
D---2--------
A---2--------
E----0-------

Another E5 variation. You can move this shape anywhere on the neck ( take off the open E for anything other than an E chord ) prviding it starts on the A string.


Ya thats a really nice one biggrin.gif


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post Jul 10 2011, 02:03 AM
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Check out Muris's "Advanced Power Chords" lesson. ...lots of killer shapes used in there.

+1 for Ben's 0,2,2,4,5 shape!
You can also get that same basic shape on strings 1 thru 4...

E.g., Cmaj...
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----5---------------------------
----5---------------------------
----3---------------------------
----3--------------------------




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post Jul 10 2011, 03:34 AM
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QUOTE (JamesT @ Jul 9 2011, 09:03 PM) *
Check out Muris's "Advanced Power Chords" lesson. ...lots of killer shapes used in there.

+1 for Ben's 0,2,2,4,5 shape!
You can also get that same basic shape on strings 1 thru 4...

E.g., Cmaj...
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----5---------------------------
----5---------------------------
----3---------------------------
----3--------------------------


Yeah thats definitely a beefy way to play a power chord. I will check out Muris' lesson biggrin.gif


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post Jul 10 2011, 04:36 AM
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QUOTE (JamesT @ Jul 9 2011, 08:03 PM) *
Check out Muris's "Advanced Power Chords" lesson. ...lots of killer shapes used in there.

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When I first started coming here 3 years ago or so that is one of the first lessons I attempted. Probably not a good idea since I was a beginner. Never did get it but it is one of my favorites.


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