It’s time to put these power chords to some use!

They’re very easy to master and sound great so I provided 3 examples in this lesson to give you an idea of how to use them.

Example 1 is really straight-forward.

The sequence is performed using steady eighth-note down strokes with a ghost notes when transitioning between string forms.

Example 2 sounds different because you’ll be palm muting the 5th string every time you play a single note.

This produces a natural accent and further amplifies the crunch of the chord by providing a pulsating rhythm.

Finally, Example 3 uses the open power chords much in the way you would hear in classic rock.

Does Agnus Young some to mind? A couple ornamental hammer-on techniques complete the classic rock sequence.


C5 G5 A5 F5
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------—------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------|
A |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
E |--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-x|


E5 C5 D5 B5
E |--------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------—-----------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-9------9------9-5------5-----5-7------7------7-4-----4----4--|
A |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------|


D5 A5 E5 A5 D5 A5
E |-----------------------------------------------------|
B |-3-------------------—---------3---------------------|
G |-2---2--------------------2----2----2----------2-----|
D |-0---2----2--------2-----2----0-----2---------2------|
A |-----0----2--------2------0----------0----3h4--------|
E |----------0----3h4-----------------------------------|

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