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POWER CHORDS THAT ROCK

J.R. Libby (219) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

Okay, to begin with, I will give a quick lesson on palm muting, since knowing this is a must for the following lesson.

PALM MUTING

To palm mute, the meaty side of your right hand will rest lightly on the strings just before they enter the bridge of the guitar. You don't want to push down hard, just enough to lightly mute the sound.

AMP SETTING

I have mine set at gain=8, low=8, mid, 8, high=8 - but experiment around for a sound that best suits you. I am also using a Kustom 16 watt amp and a Fender fat strat, but any guitar and amp will work well.

POWER CHORDS

The following piece will get you aquinted with some basic power chords along with a cool way to use them by throwing in single notes inbetween the power chords. ALL SINGLE NOTES ARE TO BE PALM MUTED. Do not mute the power chords.

E

B

G

D

A____________7_________7_________9_________9

E____5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_7_7_7_7_7_7_7_7_7_7_

E

B

G

D________9_____9___7___5_

A____7_7_7_7_7_7_5_5_3_3_

E

E

B

G

D

A____________5_________5_________7_________7_

E____3_3_3_3_3_3_3_3_3_3_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_5_

E

B

G

D_______________7_____9_11^^^^^^^^^^^

A_________9_5_5_5_7_7_7__9^^^^^^^^^^^^

E_____7_7_7___________________________

Like I had said, mute only the single notes, play the power chords unmuted. See additional notes below.

^^^^^ = vibrato

My own vibrato is nothing more then a series of rapid bends. If you have a guitar with a whammy bar, then you can simply lay some of that on at the end.

A NOTE ON POWER CHORDS

Since power chords are moveable shapes, you can pretty much experiment along the neck of the guitar with the lesson I put up, and come up with your very own cool sounds.