gallop, heavy metal, iron maiden, riff, rhythmby Ben Higgins
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In this lesson I'll show you how to play the famous "power chords". Power chords are simply definition and signature sound of rock music. Power chords in their most basic form consist of only 2 notes so they are perfect starting point for absolute beginners making their first steps on the electric guitar. Once you learn the simple shape power chords use and few tricks on how to play all of them across fretboard, you'll be ready to start learning many famous songs which use power chords. Songs from bands like Metallica, Offspring, Ramones, Green Day, Black Sabbath and many others.
You don't need any previous skills on the guitar to start learning material in this lesson. Once skill that will come in handy if you wish to be able to locate and play power chords by their name is to learn rules about where notes are located on the low E, A and D strings. Please check out this lesson of mine for that: Notes on the guitar...but You don't really need to know where notes are to start practicing how to play power chords and start playing your first power chord songs!
Learning power chords is a great starting point on the electric guitar and once you learn how to play them, I guarantee that you'll feel inspired to practice and learn your first songs.
Contact me! I would love to hear your feedback and if you are having any questions along the way. When learning to play the guitar, at the very beginning there can be quite a few things which might feel confusing, hard or overwhelming. I would like to encourage you to get in touch with me and we'll work together through those moments!