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  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners Home About Contact/Feedback Submit Content Subscribe to Our Website Advanced Acoustic Guitar Advanced Acoustic Guitar Songs Advanced Guitar Chords Alternate Guitar Tunings Guitar Fingerpicking/Fingerstyle Guitar Flatpicking Lessons Learn to Play Lead Guitar Beginner Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar Care Acoustic Guitar Practice Easy Acoustic Guitar Tabs/Songs Easy Christian Guitar Songs Easy Country Guitar Songs Easy Folk Guitar Songs Easy Love/Romantic Guitar Songs Easy Pop Guitar Songswww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 1/19
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  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners What Are Power Chords? Power chords are used quite often in rock and heavy metal music on electric guitars, but you can also hear them in other types of music. Technically speaking, power chords are not true chords. A chord is made up of 3 or more notes. Power chords are only made up of 2 different notes. Before you can fully understand what a power chord is, let us take a look at a true major chord. A major chord is made up of the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of its corresponding major scale. For example, let us look at the C Major Scale. The C Major Scale is made up of the following notes: C D E F G A B C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 To play a C Major Chord, we will need to play the 1st , 3rd and 5th notes of the C Scale, which are: C E & G As you can see from this diagram the C Major Chord is only made up of the notes C E & G Let’s do one more. Let’s take a look at the A Major Scale. The notes of the A Major Scale are:www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 3/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners A B C# D E F# G# A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 To play the A Major Chord, we will need to play the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of this scale, which are: A C# & E As you can see from the diagram below the A Major Chord only uses the notes A C# & E Now to play Power Chords, you only play the 1st and 5th notes of the scale. Let’s look at both a Major Chord and a Power Chord side by side to help illustrate this point.www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 4/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners We know that a C Major Chord is made up of the notes C, E and G, so to play a C Power chord, we would only play the notes C and G as C is the 1st note of the C Major Scale and G is the 5th note of the C Major Scale. Be careful with power chords. Power chords are enjoyable and easy to play, but because they are so easy to play, beginners often get too caught up in them and neglect learning the real chords. Don’t do this! Learning real chords is very important to your growth as a guitar player. Power Chords Chart Below you will find side by side comparisons of true chords vs. power chords so that you can see the difference.www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 5/19
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  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners Video Lessons on Power Chords So now that you have read over my little introduction to power chords and looked over the diagrams, I thought perhaps a few video lessons from YouTube would help strengthen your understanding . Video 1: Power Chords Part 1 JustinGuitar.Com Learn how to play Power Chords in this two part lesson. This part covers Power Chords with a 6th string root note. You will learn about muting the strings and about root notes too.www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 9/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners Video 2: Power Chords Part 2 JustinGuitar.com Learn how to play Power Chords in this two part lesson. This part covers Power Chords with a 5th string root note. You will learn about muting the 6th string and more about root notes too.www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 10/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners These videos were created by one of my favorite guitar teachers on YouTube, Justin Sandercoe. Justin is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend you visit Justin’s YouTube Profile for more awesome video lessons like the ones below: ===> Click here to visit Justin’s YouTube Profile. Be sure to also check out his website by following the link below. On Justin’s site you can learn more about him as well as find more great lessons! ===> Click here to visit his site Like 0 Tw eet 0 StumbleUpon Tags: guitar power chords chart beginners, guitar power chords chart learn, guitar power chords diagram, guitar power chords for beginnerswww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 11/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners Related Posts Easy Guitar Song - Learn How To Play Brain Stew By Green Day Free Acoustic Guitar Chords Chart for the Beginner Comments 16 Comments on "Guitar Power Chords For Beginners" 1. Anonymous on Tue, 17th Feb 2009 9:01 am I love your chords charts they are great. This is a cool site!! Thanks for sharing you knowledge 2. Dylan on Sun, 15th Mar 2009 2:57 am Thanks. This was incredibly helpful! 3. gohan on Thu, 18th Jun 2009 9:40 amwww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 12/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners hey!!! this was totally cool. i learned a lot!! and in just a little time. thanks!!! 4. MikeZ on Wed, 24th Jun 2009 2:10 am I really learned a lot from that.. thanx, man.. you’re great.. 5. shashi on Thu, 2nd Jul 2009 12:58 pm wow thanks dude its so easy to understand 6. hyoid on Sat, 24th Oct 2009 12:29 am so much to learn, so little time. You are one of the Greatest. IMMHO. thanks 7. nigel on Sat, 20th Feb 2010 8:54 am I really learned a lot from that.. thanx, man.. you’re great.. 8. Barry on Sat, 27th Feb 2010 1:58 amwww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 13/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners Great teaching.Much better than most of the DVD’s on lessons.Your heads up in my book. 9. Barry on Sat, 27th Feb 2010 2:00 am Great guitar site.I’ve learned more in the last half hour than I have in the past week.Thanx much,Just keep on keeping on. 10. seth on Sat, 23rd Oct 2010 8:18 am that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11. jimbo on Tue, 30th Nov 2010 7:07 am keep it up Guys … it is more helpful when you compare to the other website of guitar lessons … rOckin roLlin …. 12. soham chakraborty on Sun, 27th Mar 2011 8:25 am thanks man. i think you’r the best guitar teacher in the net. 13. Raghav on Sun, 29th May 2011 2:45 pm thanks mate, you saved my soul, really great helpwww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 14/19
  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners thanks a lot, and yeah i love these chord charts… 14. leo s robles on Thu, 23rd Jun 2011 8:09 am Thanks Bro it helps me a lot …^-^ 15. ben on Tue, 6th Sep 2011 6:22 pm I love you!!! haha thx sooo much! 16. yookarin on Sat, 17th Nov 2012 1:03 pm I actually learned to play the guitar!!!! great crash course! Tell us what youre thinking... and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar! Name (required) Email Address (required) Websitewww.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 15/19
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  • 12/11/12 Guitar Power Chords For Beginners * The Proper way to Hold Your Acoustic Guitar * How to Tune Your Acoustic Guitar * How to Change your Strings * Strumming Patterns and Techniques * Chord Progressions * How to Play Songs AND MORE! After you fill out the form below and click the "Sign Up Now" button, you must check your email in order to confirm your registration. This is to make certain we have permission to send you the Free course. From time to time, you may also receive helpful product reviews and recommendations. You can unsubscribe at any time. Name Email Please note: Your name and email address will remain private and will NEVER be shared or sold to anyone, period. * From time to time, we may also send you helpful product reviews and recommendations.www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/guitar-power-chords-for-beginners 17/19
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