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Power Chord Oddities

For beginners, power chords are a great way to get started on the guitar. Also called cheater chords, these babies get you ‘close enough’ to sound like you’re playing chords… and yet you only need to know one chord shape and how to move it around.

This lesson is on power chord oddities – different ways that you can use power chords in different and interesting ways.

If you haven’t yet watched the first lesson on power chords, you should do so first here.

Power Chords

For beginners, power chords are a great way to get started on the guitar. Also called cheater chords, these babies get you ‘close enough’ to sound like you’re playing chords… and yet you only need to know one chord shape and how to move it around.

For more advanced players, power chords are used frequently to create certain sounds, and even sometimes in soloing. If you’re playing backup guitar, playing the power chords while another guitar is playing the normal chords is a great way to add a bit of extra depth to the song.

Once you’ve finished this lesson on power chords, you should checkout the Power Chord Oddities lesson next!

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