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