Power chords sound best with some overdrive or distortion.
Open chords are a bit more versatile in that they sound great clean and with overdrive.
They can be strummed on an acoustic guitar or palm muted on an electric guitar.
These open chords are simple triads that contain 3 notes and therefore have a different sound than the 2-note power chord.
In this lesson, I’m including some of the more popular major and minor open chords that you need to know to play Rock guitar.
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