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Power Chord Basics I

WholeNote Staff (593) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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Something about this next example sounds familiar, but i just can't seem to place it...

...right.

The grunge bands of the early nineties wielded power chords and muted rhythm slashes like flannel clad ninjas. We must give credit where credit is due. In this poorly disguised example we can see the power chord in all its glory. As in the previous examples I've added the root octave to the chords to open them up, but once again we're still only dealing with the root and fifth tones of the chords. The muted slashes are again present in order to break up the drone of the chord movement. My only advice on this one is to crank it up and play it hard. I guess that's why we call them power chords in the first place.
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