Beginner Power Chords Strumming

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Beginner Power Chords Strumming lesson

    Lesson dedicated for beginners. Strumming power chords is usually the very first step we make, while we start our adventure with electric guitar. When we switch on the distortion for the first time, we should get familiar with some essential differences between chord strumming on acoustic guitar, and chord strumming on distorted electric guitar. Here's a lesson that will intrduce You to electric guitar rhythm playing.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (-20db switch on, gain and out knobs about 50%)
    3. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    4. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    6. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh


    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 E5 | E5 | G5 | G5 | A5 | A5 | E5 | E5 |
    E5 | E5 | D5 | D5 | C5 | C5 | B5 | B5 |

    C5 | C5b | E5add9 | E5 | C5 | C5b | E5add9 | G5 |
    C5 | D5 | E5 | E5 E6 E5 | C5 | D5 | A5 | A5 | E5 ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor

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