Be a Better Acoustic Guitarist: How to Master Moveable Power Chords


Any chord can be powerful, but only one type can claim the name, power chord. Most chords are built from three or more notes, but power chords are built from just two notes: the root and fifth of a scale. Major and minor chords include the third degree of a scale—the note that gives them their distinctively major or minor sound—but power chords do not. Because of this, power chords can sound ambiguous—depending on the context, they can sound either major or minor. In this lesson, you'll learn how to rock out with moveable power-chord shapes on the bass strings and thicken your chordal palette with meaty, root-position ‘5’ chords.


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