Lesson 8.1 – Power Chords From The 5th String

Unlike standard chords that have three notes, power chords contain only two: the root and the 5th (sometimes the root is doubled, resulting in three voicings). The 3rd note (remember the one that determines whether a chord is major or minor) is missing; therefore, power chords are neither major or minor and can be used interchangeably.

Power chords are called “moveable” because the same fingering shape is used to create all the different chords.

Here is how you play the D Power Chord (also called D5 Chord):

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Lesson 8.1 – Power Chords From The 5th String

Unlike standard chords that have three notes, power chords contain only two: the root and the 5th (sometimes the root is doubled, resulting in three voicings). The 3rd note (remember the one that determines whether a chord is major or minor) is missing; therefore, power chords are neither major or minor and can be used interchangeably.

Power chords are called “moveable” because the same fingering shape is used to create all the different chords.

Here is how you play the D Power Chord (also called D5 Chord):

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