Power chords .
You're definitely gonna come across power chords .
A lot of rock bands use it .
Punk rock groups use it .
Uh It's a great way of getting around the guitar because you're only using one shape .
Now , if you remember , we talked about chords before and we said there were three different notes played at the same time .
Well , if you notice I'm only playing two notes .
So power cord , you know , you can't , there's no major , there's no minor .
You don't know what it is because it's only two notes .
There's no extra note to give that away .
So what happens is you get a nice , real thick sound , especially if we had a distortion pedal .
It would be really nice , thick sound and it's not , it's not a pretty note , right ?
It's not a pretty chord .
It's just , it's just a nice thick cord , right ?
Uh So let's talk about the shape .
The shape is , uh let's make one here on the six string , third fret , right ?
So I'm gonna put my first finger on the six string , third Fred and then my ring finger is gonna go one string up and two frets over .
So you can see my ring finger here is on the fifth string , fifth fret .
Now with my strumming hand , I , I gotta be careful here .
I only want to hit those two notes .
If I hear more , that doesn't sound so good .
So I can only hit those two .
Maybe you wanna make the three finger version .
Well , I can only hit those three , of course , you know , and then if you want to get a little more advanced , uh you can try and mute out all the strings you don't need with your first finger , it's a little bit harder , but you can do it .
And then what happens is you have those three notes and then nothing else , right ?
And so maybe you could do that with two fingers .
Now , if I do move it to the fifth string , not only do I have to mute those guys out , but I also have to try and mute out the six string .
So what do I do ?
I use , just use the tip of my finger to mute it out a little bit and only those notes come out .
So power cords are a great way to move around the guitar with one shape and to get a nice thick sound for rock music .