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Power Chords- More Than You Should Know

Jesse Fish (651) · [archive]
Style: Metal · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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"Uncommon Power Chords"

Now realize when I say "uncommon," I mean "not used as much as the standard power chords." This is a whole new ball game with these chords. Figures C1 to C4 shows you the chords I'm talking about.

By now your probably saying "What the..." Don't worry, they follow the same rules that the standard power chords do, with one exception, Their "root" isn't at the bottom,"then where is it, and if that isn't the root, what is?" you may ask. The root,my befuddled friend, is the second lowest note played!

So ,in essence and "tonality", figures AB1 and 2 are the same chord, an "B" power chord, but one sounds heavier.

This is because of the fifth and where it is in the chord, it is the lowest note played, giving the chord a heavier tonality. Try messing around with these chords, and try out this sequence with them. Revel in the heaviness. Oh, and make sure to put some of your own individuality in this proggression, adding chords, single notes, anything that makes it suit you.
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